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月北京网管办发出的禁令(一)
2006年7月4日11时42分 网管办值班

各位:京华时报关于“北交大培训班伪造华侨生”一文,内容不实,大家不要转载,已转载的要立即删除

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4日16时50分

陈华:每个博客的评论停止发表.

2006年7月8日17时20分

陈华:中国贸促会副会长、党组副书记张周自杀身亡一事,不炒作,请放国内区,不做专题,不开跟贴,用规范稿源。

2006年7月8日19时06分

“重庆市公安局要求国际联网的单位和个人必须进行备案”为不实新闻,论坛、频道、新老公社、专栏不转载、不评论;已经发现的一律删除。

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;

再次强调:公务员工资制度改革不渲染、不炒作,严禁擅自编译转发境外媒体有关此次改革规范工作的消息和评论,加强对论坛、新闻跟帖、博客等互动栏目的管理,及时删除各类与要求不符的有害信息。

黄静、高莺莺两案,不要炒作,案件进程的新闻不放要闻区,不开设专题,不开正双方辩论,要密切注意互动环节的言论动向,删除攻击司法、干部制度的言论

2006年7月11日17时34分

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。

2006年7月11日21时08分卢超

出现公安局侦查手段的新闻、帖子都不能上

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