Censorship Vault: Beijing Internet Instructions Series (19)

In partnership with the China Copyright and Media blog, CDT is adding the “Beijing Internet Instructions” series to the Censorship Vault. These directives were originally published on Canyu.org (Participate) and date from 2005 to 2007. According to , the directives were issued by the Municipal Network Management Office and the Internet management departments and provided to to by insiders. has not verified the source.

The translations are by Rogier Creemers of .

1 June 2006, 10:27, Chen Hua

Please use the Xinhua Net text “Wang Xiaochu: Network Operators Must Always Keep the Relationship Between Civilization and Money in Mind” (link: http://news.xinhuanet.com/it/2006-05/31/content_4628229.htm) to replace the text “Minors Network Pulse Project Started” in the special subject section on “initiating the wind of network civilization,” please acknowledge receipt!

1 June 2006, Network Management Office, Duty manager 1


Please place this People’s Daily Net article in the special subject section on running the web in a civilized manner on your website.

2 June 2006, 9:45, Fan Tao, Municipal Network Management Office

Please issue the Xinhua Net text “Our Country Begins a Special Campaign on Six Kinds of Mobile Information Service Price Swindles in June” on the main page of websites and the important news sections of news centers, and leave it there for 24 hours, please acknowledge receipt!

3 June 2006, 22:00, Chen Hua

Continue to expand search and arrangement strength: concerning the 17th Party Congress, the 4 June topic, etc. (Tomorrow’s content), Every channel, every blogging group, every edition must strengthen on-duty supervision and control strength, guarantee that where problems occur, they are rapidly dealt with.

5 June 2006, 9:36, Network Supervision Office, Duty manager 1

In order to convenience the masses to report online unlawful and harmful information, all websites are requested to link to the “Unlawful and Harmful Information Reporting Center” website (http://net.china.com.cn) on their front page. The Reporting Center website logo may be downloaded from the Internet. Please grasp implementation.

5 June 2006, 18:14, Network Management Office, Duty manager 1

In order to guarantee the smooth conduct of the gaokao, before and after the examination period, do not publish negative reports on gaokao migrants, leaking exam questions, mistakes in organization work, etc., during this period, give first place to positive propaganda.

Please pay attention, all websites are to speedily delete reporting of the Yanzhao Metropolitan Daily and other media on forums and websites concerning Tianjin gaokao migrants, with main titles: “The Incident of Tianjin Returning College Entrance Exam Migrants and Investigation Behind the Scenes,” “More than 100 Students from the Huabei Oilfield Have Hukou Problems, College Entrance Exam Migrants Returned,” “Tracking Tianjin Returning College Entrance Exam Migrants,” “How Many More People Are Gaining Ill-Gotten Wealth through the College Entrance Exam,” “On the College Entrance Exam, Tianjin Clears up Hundreds of College Entrance Exam Migrants,” “Focus on the Incident of Tianjin Clearing Up ‘College Entrance Exam Migrants.’” Please pay attention, absolutely do not report on the matter of “college entrance exam [gaokao] migrants” in the near future. Please acknowledge receipt!

7 June 2006, 12:36, Fan Tao

All websites are required to use these two articles from Qianlong Net: Citywide, 6 Unlawful Internet Cafés’ Permits Cancelled, 30 Black Internet Cafés Banned, and Internet Café Management and Coordination Small Group Praises the Good Results of Beijing Internet Café Governance, to replace the old articles in the special subject section on “initiating the wind of network civilization.” Please acknowledge receipt!

7 June 2006, 13:20, Network Management Office, Duty manager

Everyone, the article “The First Cartoon Worldwide with Olympic Mascots as the Theme is Born in China” published on 6 June does not conform to reality, all websites may not reprint it, where it has been reprinted, please delete it immediately.

8 June 2006, 17:13, Network Management Office, Duty manager

Everyone, do not reprint information on “netizens sending posts are summoned by police, and required to write and examination” and corresponding articles, where it has been reprinted, immediately delete it.


2006年6月1日10时27分 陈华

请用新华网“ 王晓初:网络运营商要时刻牢记文明与金钱关系”一文(链接:http://news.xinhuanet.com/it/2006-05/31 /content_4628229.htm)替换现“大兴网络文明之风”专题内“未成年人网脉工程启动”一文,收到请回复!

2006年6月1日14时58分 网管办值班1



2006年6月2日09时45分 范涛 市网宣办

请在网站首页、新闻中心要闻区转发新华网《我国6月开始专项治理六类移动信息服务价格欺诈》一文 (http://news.xinhuanet.com/newscenter/2006-06/01/content_4634235.htm),并放 置24小时,收到请回复!

2006年6月3日22时00分 陈华


2006年6月5日09时36分 网管办值班1


2006年6月5日18时14分 网管办值班1


请注意,各网迅速删除新闻、论坛中《燕赵都市报》等媒体近期有关天津高考移民的报道,主要标题有《天津遣返高考移民事件及幕后调查》、《华北油田百 余名学生户口被查出问题 高考移民被遣返》、《天津遣返高考移民追踪》、《还有多少人在发高考的不义之财》、《高考前天津清退数百高考移民》、《关注天津清退“高考移民”事件》。 请注意,近期一定不要报道“高考移民”的事情。收到请回复!

2006年6月7日12时36分 范 涛



2006年6月7日13时20分 网管办值班


2006年6月8日17时13分 网管办值班


These translated directives were first posted by Rogier Creemers on on November 26, 2012 (here).


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