Censorship Vault: Beijing Internet Instructions Series (6)

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 Propaganda Management Office and the State Council Internet management departments and provided to to by insiders. has not verified the source.

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

30 November 2005

A notification from Information Office director Chen Hua has been received: The case of “A man issued a threat from the Henan Commercial Daily to detonate explosives on his body, and was shot dead by police,” all websites may not report this without exception, already reported matters must be deleted.

It is prohibited to publish or reprint the book An Exploration of Hu Yaobang’s Thoughts on Reform, published by the Hong Kong Kunpeng Publisher. Already issued content is to be deleted immediately.

25 November 2005

A notification from Information Office director Chen Hua has been received: for online reporting on the pollution in the Songhua River created by the explosion in a Jilin chemical factory and Harbin cutting off the water supply, only use copy from Xinhua and the main provincial media in Heilongjiang, reports on this matter must be simplified and played down. Online, rethinking articles and article on pursuing responsibility may not be reprinted, this sort of reports must, in the end, have the conclusion made by relevant State departments as the norm, unsuitable reporting triggering social instability and dissatisfied emotions on the masses is to be prevented. Management over forums and news tracker must be strengthened, and all sorts of harmful information timely deleted.

22 November 2005

(1) The death of National Investment Corporation Board Chairman Liang Yuncai during a period of shuanggui.

(2) The rallies and disturbances created by personnel of the Shenzhen “Great Wall” and “Golden Masses” companies.

3, The Beijing lawyer Gao Zhisheng’s “rights defense,” etc.

The above incidents may not be reported or reprinted without exception.

16 November 2005

In recent days, there have been reports again about the new “spirit” of the Paris riots: objectively report it, do not censure the French government because of it, and do not link it up to domestic “reality.”

16 November 2005

(1) Recent discussions on the American president’s visit to China, involving his route in China, the judicial assembly, or harming social security and other content may not be touched upon;

(2) Recent activities commemorating Hu Yaobang may not be reported on the main page of websites, it may appear on forums, but only Xinhua Net reports can be reprinted;

(3) If the above content appears on websites, IP addresses and other information are to be absolutely recorded, and reported daily to the Haidian Public Security Office (General Police Office 82519319, 13911837664) and the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau Network Supervision Bureau.

11 November 2005

Everyone: where information appears concerning terror attacks that will occur in Beijing are to be immediately deleted; tonight, the Olympic mascots are unveiled, strictly implement earlier requirements, keep post numbers within 200, mainly report positive appraisal, do not let negative public opinion emerge, do not engage in surveys and interview.

11 November 2005

(1) The annual exam will soon take place, pay attention to supervising content such as stealing questions, cheating methods, etc.;

(2) Recently, comments of residents and personnel in some localities on content related to their localities (services, construction, government cervices, basic infrastructure, etc.) have emerged, if you come across local governments or relevant local departments requiring deletion of this content, the counterpart may be required to contact the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau Network Supervision Bureau, explain the matter, and the deletion of this content is only to occur after corresponding permission is received from the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau Network Supervision Bureau. At the same time, pay attention to grasping this sort of content, if you come across content about which there is uncertainty, timely ask for instructions with the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau Network Supervision Department; (pay attention to judgment on this content).

(3) recently, a number of the American magazine Forbes has published a cover leading article “Attack of the Blogs,” this article extremely acutely attacked the phenomenon of a group of American blogs in which defamation and other criminal phenomena emerged. This article has already given rise to heated arguments in the media, on the internet and among personalities in the legal sphere. At a time where blogging activities spread like wildfire in America and across the globe, this article gave rise to a great disturbance. This matter may spread domestically, and deserves attention. In short, keep the gate of blog content well, avoid blunders, this may be extremely important at present.

10 November 2005

I. Today, in the afternoon, we attended the “Work Conference on Governing Websites Providing Obscene, Sexual and Violent Games” organized by the Beijing Press and Publications Bureau concerning the “Notice concerning Conducting a Limited Time of Rectification of Websites Providing Obscene, Sexual and Violent Gaming Content,” the following spirit is transmitted:

(1) games having clear content inciting ethnic emotions;

(2) gaming having content of hating State leaders;

(3) gaming having content sowing discord among ethnic sentiments;

(4) content of obscene, sexual and violent games;

(5) cases where the above content is disseminated through forums and blogs are focus targets for supervision and management.

10 November 2005

Concerning sexual and violent games not being permitted for publication,, existing searches are deleted, where they emerge in the future, they are to be deleted without exception, the games that have concretely been determined as sexual are: “Idiots Are Criminals,” the “Tail” series, “Lula 3D”, “Game 2 Taboo Trial,” “Love Sister,” “Man-made Girl,” “Stink,” “Posthumous,” “Pretty Girl Yakyuken,” “24 Hour Nurse,” “The Guilt of Seven Generations,” the “Happy Sex Life” series, “3Feel Online,” and “Bloodrayne 2.”

10 November 2005

Yesterday, a notice from the Information Office was received, the matter of “the statue of Qin Hui is removed from exposition” may not be played up. The details of the reason are unknown. For reference only.

10 November 2005

At present, relevant departments’ management over the Internet has further strengthened, from the middle of October, a “rapid supervision and management mechanism” concerning online public opinion has been officially and completely started up. All higher-level instructions concerning network content are also correspondingly concrete. For example, the recent strict prohibition of publishing of “The Rights Defense Incident in the Red Sea Gulf,” “Reports on Japan” as well as the so-called “42 Bank Presidents Who Fled Abroad” and other false news, the requirement that content not conforming to the spirit of the Center must be determinedly deleted and blocked, and putting forward that blogs, forums and websites with “relatively much harmful information,” gravely violating regulations and “that do not hear the call” must be firmly investigated and prosecuted or even closed.

Information Office director Chen Hua notifies: everyone, concerning the report that South Korean capital Seoul officially changes its Chinese name, do not play this up, do not put it in the important news section, do not place it on the front page of websites, close news trackers, forums are not to discuss this.

Our website’s supervision and control is to not have any channel on the front page, and delete forums without exception!

10 November 2005

(1) The Network Supervision Office issues a Notice: Articles concerning the production and sale of monitoring devices, bugging devices, etc., are to be deleted without exception.

(2) Matters concerning the adult game “Guilt of Seven Generations” must be deleted.

10 November 2005

A notice from Chen Hua was received: “How Can A Kept Woman Become Section Director?,” corresponding matters are to be deleted without exception.

Concerning the matter of the White Paper on Chinese Democratic Politics (that will be published tomorrow by the State Council Information Office), no VIP interviews are to be made without exception, do not set up trackers, forums are not to discuss this.

2005年11月北京网管办发出的禁令

2005-11-30

接新闻办陈华通知:“一男子在河南商报扬言引爆身上爆炸物,被警方击毙”一事,各网站一律不得报道,已报道的要删除。

禁止发表转载由香港昆鹏出版社出版的《胡耀邦改革思想初探》一书。对已发布的内容立即删除。
2005-11-25

接新闻办陈华通知:关于吉化厂爆炸造成松花江污染和哈尔滨停水事件的网上报道,只使用新华社和黑龙江省主要媒体的稿件,要简化、淡化此事的报道。网 上不得转载反思和追究责任的文章,此类报道最后要以国家有关部门公布的结论为准,防止由于报道不当引发社会不稳定和群众的不满情绪。要加强对论坛和新闻跟 贴的管理,及时删除各类有害信息。
2005-11-22

1、国投公司董事长梁云才双规期间死亡。

2、深圳“长城”“金众”公司员工聚众闹事。

3、北京律师高智晟“维权”等。

以上事件一律不准报道转载。

2005-11-16

近日又有关于巴黎骚乱的新“精神”:客观报道,勿为此指责法国政府,也不要联系国内“实际”。
2005-11-16

1、近期美国总统访华的涉及到在华线路、司法集合、危害社会安全的言论等内容不要涉及;

2、近期为纪念胡耀邦有相关活动,网站主页不可报道,在论坛里可出现,但只能转载新华网的报道;

3、如在网站上出现以上内容,一定记录IP等信息,每天向海淀公安局(董警官 82519319,13911837664)、北京市公安局网监处报告。

2005-11-11

各位:有关北京将遭恐怖袭击的消息发现即删除;今晚奥运吉祥物发布,严格此前要求,跟贴200以内,正面评价为主,不得出现负面舆论,不作调查和访谈。

2005-11-11

1、一年一度的考研马上到了,注意贩卖考题、作弊方式等内容的监管;

2、最近有地方居民或人员评论本地(服务、建设、市政服务、基础设施等)相关内容出现,如碰到地方政府或地方的相关部门要求删除此内容的,可要求对 方与北京市公安局网监处联系,说明,此类内容的删除必须得到北京市公安局网监处的相关许可后可进行。同时,注意这类内容的把握,碰到拿不准的内容,及时和 北京市公安局网监处请示;(注意此内容的判断)

3、最新一期美国《福布斯》杂志发表封面重头文章《博客的攻击》,这篇文章十分尖锐地批评了美国博客一族中出现的诽谤等犯罪现象。这篇文章已经引起 传媒、互联网以及法律界人士的激烈争论。在美国和全球博客运动如火如荼之际,这篇文章引起轩然大波。此事或将波及国内,值得注意。总之博客网在内容上把好 关,免出纰漏,这在目前可能是至关重要的。
2005-11-10

一、今天下午参加了北京市新闻出版局举办的针对《关于对提供淫秽色情、暴力游戏内容的网站进行限期整改的通知》的《治理提供淫秽色情暴力内容游戏网站工作会》会议,传达以下精神:

1、带有明显煽动民族情绪的内容的游戏内容;

2、带有仇视国家领导人的游戏内容;

3、带有挑拨民族感情的游戏内容;

4、淫秽、色情、暴力游戏的内容;

5、通过论坛、博客传播的以上内容为新形式下的监管重点对象。
2005-11-10

关于色情暴力的游戏不准发表,已有的搜索删除,以后发现的一律删除,现具体已明确为色情暴力的游戏有:《痴汉是犯罪》、《尾行》系列、《露拉 3D》、《游具2禁忌试玩》、《爱姐妹》、《人工少女》、 《臭作》、《遗作》、《美女野球拳》、《护士24点》、《七宗罪》、《性福人生》系列、《The 3Feel Online》、《吸血莱恩2》
2005-11-10

昨接新闻局一通知,“秦桧塑像撤展”一事一律不得炒作。原因详情未知。仅供参考。
2005-11-10

目前有关部门对互联网管理进一步加强,从十月中旬起,对网上舆情的“快速监管机制”已经正式全面启动。上级对网络内容的各项指示也相当具体。如近期 对“红海湾维权事件”“涉日报道”以及所谓“42名行长外逃”假新闻等严禁刊登,要求对不符中央精神的内容要坚决删除封堵,提出对“有害内容较多”和严重 违规和“不听招呼”的博客、论坛和网站要坚决查处甚至予以关闭。

2005-11-10

新闻办陈华通知:各位,关于韩国首都汉城正式更名为“首尔”的报道,不炒作,不放要闻区,不上网站首页,关闭新闻跟帖,论坛不讨论。

我们网站的监控是各频道不上首页,论坛一律删!

2005-11-10

1、网络监察处有通知:关于监听器、窃听器等制作和销售的帖文一律删除。

2、关于成人游戏七宗罪的要删除。

2005-11-10

接陈华通知:“三陪女是怎样当上部长的”,相关的一律删除

有关(明天国新办等将)发布中国民主政治白皮书一事,一律不做嘉宾访谈,不开跟帖,论坛不讨论。

These translated directives were first posted by Rogier Creemers on China Copyright and Media on November 13, 2012 (here).