Censorship Vault: Beijing Internet Instructions Series (23)

Censorship Vault: Beijing Internet Instructions Series (23)

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 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 .

12 July 2006, 17:09, Network Management Office, Duty manager

Everyone, the Century China Century Salon Forum will be closed according to the law, no website may report this without exception, forums, trackers, blogs and mobile phone messages may without exception not be published.

14 July 2006, 17:18, Network Management Office, Duty manager

Everyone, concerning the matter of Houma criminal police hitting traffic police, three requirements:

(1) only use Xinhua copy;

(2) do not open trackers, no discussion;

(3) posts that maliciously exaggerate the influence of the matter to be deleted without exception.

15 July 2006, 14:50, Network Management Office, Duty manager

Today, the Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Shinzo Abe stated in a press conference today that he had received a threatening letter from Hong Kong, warning him not to go and worship at the Yasukuni Shrine. In view of the fact that this matter involves the issue of the Yasukuni Shrine, its sensitivity is high, blog networks may not play up this matter, only use Xinhua copy for corresponding reports, do not set up news trackers, do not  put it on the main page or on the important news section of the news center. Management over forums, blogs and other interactive columns must be strengthened, timely block and delete all sorts of harmful information that does not conform to the above requirements.

17 July 2006, 18:16, Network Management Office, Duty manager

On the evening of the 17th, Xinhua will issue an article of relevant responsible persons from the Ministry of Personnel, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Civil Affairs, and the Ministry of Labor and Social Security responding to questions from journalists on the income allocation system. All websites are requested to timely transmit this article, the interview article may be put on the website and in the important news section of the new column, but do not make it into a header and do not set up news trackers. Forum discussions must be guided and grasped, discussions that seize the opportunity to attack the Party and the government must be timely deleted.

18 July 2006, 13:42, Chen Hua

Everyone, today, 21st Century reported “Taiyuexi Boss Liu Jun Detained, Shock in Beijing Real Estate Circles,” do not reprint this without exception. Forums and blogs are not to discuss this, do not report this matter for the time being, please notify all your real estate, finance and economics channels.

19 July 2006, 9:56, Network Management Office, Duty manager

Please make “Zhou Jinhuo” into a keyword, and block it.

20 July 2006, 14:52, Network Management Office, Duty manager

The Guizhou Metropolitan Daily Published an article “A Few Hundreds of People Surround Police Station, Riot Police Dispatched Deep At Night,” all websites are requested to no longer reprint this article, where it has been reprinted, it must be immediately removed, forums, news trackers, blogs and other interactive trackers may not disseminate this sort of information.

21 July 2006, 21:22, Network Management Office, Duty manager

All websites are requested to completely remove negative reports concerning Wen Jiabao and his family members, this will be inspected within two days, and websites where this sort of reporting is discovered will be subject to severe punishment.



06年7月14日17时18分 网管办值班




2006年7月15日14时50分 网管办值班

近日,日本官房长官安倍晋三在记者招待会上称收到来自香港的恐吓信,警告其不要参拜靖国神社。鉴于此事牵扯靖国神社问题,敏感度高,博客网不得炒作 此事,相关报道只使用新华社通稿,不开设新闻跟帖,不在网站和新闻中心首页要闻区摆放。要加强对论坛、博客等互动栏目的管理,及时封堵删除与上述要求不符 的各类有害信息。
2006年7月17日18时16分 网管办值班

2006年7月18日13时42分 陈华

各位,今天21世纪报道的“泰跃系掌门人刘军被押 北京房产界巨震进行时”,一律不转。 论坛博客不讨论,关于此事暂不报道,请务必通知到各自房产类、财经类频道。
2006年7月19日09时56分 网管办值班


贵州都市报刊载了《几百人围住派出所 防暴警察深夜出动》一文,请各网站不再转载此文,已转载的要立即撤除,论坛、新闻跟贴、博客等互动栏目中也不得传播此类消息。
2006年7月21日21时22分 网管办值班


These translated directives were first posted by Rogier Creemers on on November 30, 2012 (here).


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