Censorship Vault: Beijing Internet Instructions Series

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.
(1) Anti-Chinese content from Indonesia (images and text), images of sky burials, any article concerning Liu Xiaobo or Yu Jie. (2) Reports concerning the great fire in Karamay: let leaders walk first. (3) Concerning the access system of Zhang Weiying [Note: Zhang Weiying, a professor at the Institute for International Relations at Renmin University, had advocated to set up a system regulating the access of rural migrants, as their “moral quality” [素质 suzhi] was deemed to be low, they would turn to crime due to unemployment, and would harm social safety]. (4) Notice from the Information Office, it is without exception not permitted to report on the conflagration that occurred on 5 March in Zhengzhou, Henan. (5) Requirement of the Information Office, do not disseminate anything on anti-Japanese permanent Security Council membership signatures and resisting of Japanese goods, there may be no proposals and signatures on forums related to sponsoring a resistance of Japanese goods. (6) Concerning the matter of a small numbers of criminals selling human bodies in Guangdong and Guangxi, no online reports may be made without exception, existing reports must be immediately deleted. (7) On the case of the mistaken killing of Nie Shuwu in Hebei, corresponding information and news must be immediately screened out, no discussion is permitted. (8) The letter of ...
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