Censorship Vault: Beijing Internet Instructions Series (8)

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 Propaganda Management Office and the State Council Internet management departments and provided to to Canyu by insiders. China Copyright and Media has not verified the source. The translations are by Rogier Creemers of China Copyright and Media. 26 January 2006 (1) On the basis of the opinions of relevant departments and localities, concerning the matter of Golden Trust Credit ceasing business for rectification, networks are only to use Xinhua or People’s Daily copy, do not use information from other sources, do not set up special subjects, close news tracker, do not organize online discussion. Management over forums, news trackers and other interactive columns must be strengthened. (2) If the text “Yuan Weishi: Modernization and Historical Textbooks” appears, please delete it immediately! 26 January 2006 Concerning the matter of the China Youth Daily Freezing Point Magazine ceasing business for rectification, this is not to be reported without exception, forums are not to discuss it, if discovering this sort of information, delete it immediately. 24 January 2006 Everyone, no special subjects may be made without exception concerning “Hanxin,” promptly make “Hanxin” into a keyword, relevant false reports are to be deleted without exception, please act quickly. 23 January 2006 Recently, tendencies of so-called “Activities of Soliciting Articles to Commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Cultural Revolution” have appeared on a number of websites, some seized the opportunity to disseminate harmful information. Realistic attention must be paid to this, strengthen management, firmly block and delete harmful information. (1) Grasp online public opinion strictly according to the ...
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