Censorship Vault: Beijing Internet Instructions Series (22)

Censorship Vault: Beijing Internet Instructions Series (22)

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 Canyu, the directives were issued by the Beijing Municipal Network Management Office and the State Council Internet management departments and provided to to Canyu by insiders. has not verified the source.

The translations are by Rogier Creemers of China Copyright and Media.

4 July 2006, 11:42, Network Management Department, Duty manager

Everyone: the content of the Jinghua Times article concerning “Beijing Communications University Training Class Fakes Overseas Chinese Students” is untrue, everyone must not reprint this, where it has been reprinted, it must be immediately deleted.

4 July 2006, 15:42, Fan Tao

All websites are requested to reprint the Qianlong Net article “5.1 Scale Earthquake in Wen’an, No Destruction or Damage Created in Beijing” in the middle or top part of the important news section (http://beijing.qianlong.com/3825/2006/07/04/134@3282333.htm), when reprinting, the title may not be changed, no news trackers may be opened, no short messages sent. Please immediately delete all articles related to the earthquake apart from Xinhua copy. No special subject sections may be set up for this matter.

4 July 2006, 16:50

Chen Hua: The publication of all blog commentaries is ceased.

8 July 2006, 17:20

Chen Hua: Do not play up the matter of the China International Trade Stimulation Association Vice-Chair and Party Group Vice-Secretary Zhang Zhou committing suicide, please put it in the domestic section, do not set up special subject sections, do not open trackers, use standard copy.

8 July 2006, 19:06

“Chongqing Municipal Public Security Bureau Requires that Internationally Networked Work Units and Individuals Must Conduct Filing” is false news, forums, channels, old and new communities, and special columns may not reprint or comment it; where it has been published, delete it without exception.

11 July 2006, 15:17, Chen Hua

All websites are requested to make “Fire Phoenix,” “World Connect” (software name), “Use News to Influence Today – A Chronicle of Freezing Point,” and “A Record of the Storm” (book name) into keywords. Please make “12 Springs and Autumns” (book name) into a keyword, and strictly filter search results;

It is stressed again: do not play up or speculate about the civil servant salary system reform, it is strictly prohibited to translate, edit, and transmit foreign media information and comment related to this reform and standardization work without authorization, strengthen management over forums, news trackers, blogs and other interactive columns, timely delete all sorts of harmful information not conform to requirements.

Do not play up the two cases of Huang Jing and Gao Yingying, do not put news on the case process in the important news section, do not set up special subject sections, do not open two-sided debates, close attention must be paid to discussion trends in interactive segments, delete discourse attacking the judiciary and the cadre system.

11 July 2006, 17:34

Today, some websites issued the 21st Century Business Herald information “Anhui Vice-Governor He Minxu Put Under Shuanggui, Central Discipline Inspection Committee Enters Anhui for Inspection.” At present, reports on this matter have not yet been approved by the relevant departments, websites may not publish this without exception, news articles and posts that have been published must be immediately deleted. All localities and all websites must strengthen management over forums, blogs and other interactive columns, and timely block and delete this kind of information.

11 July 2006, 21:08, Lu Chao

News and posts that have emerged on Public Security Bureau investigation methods may not be uploaded.

2006年7月4日11时42分 网管办值班


2006年7月4日15时42分 范 涛

请各网在要闻区中上部转发千龙网稿件《文安发生5.1级地震 对北京未造成破坏和损失》(http://beijing.qianlong.com/3825/2006/07/04 /134@3282333.htm),转发时不要改标题,不要开跟帖,不要发短信。请立即删除新华社以外有关地震的所有稿件。此事件不要开办专题。







2006年7月11日15时17分 陈华

请各网将“火凤凰”、“世界通”(软件名)、“用新闻影响今天——〈冰点〉周刊纪事”、“风波记”(书 名)设为关键词。请将“十二个春秋”(书名)设为关键词,并严格清理搜索结果;




近日,一些网站转发《21世纪经济报道》“安徽副省长何闽旭被双规 中纪委进驻安徽彻查”消息。目前,此事的报道尚未经有关部门批准,网站一律不得刊发,已刊发的新闻稿和帖文要立即撤除。各地各网站要加强对论坛、博客等互动栏目的管理,及时封堵删除此类信息。



These translated directives were first posted by Rogier Creemers on on November 29, 2012 (here).


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