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.
27 July 2005
Matters concerning petitions and demonstrations concerning the treatment of military cadres transferred to civilian work, are to be deleted without exception. [CDT translated a similar directive from March 2012.]
25 July 2005
It is not permitted to report on the incident of the death of Hebei International Investment board chairman Liang Yuncai.
19 July 2005
Everyone: Online, it is not permitted to report and copy the speech of General Zhu Chenghu of the National Defense University concerning nuclear weapons, it may not be reported in forums, the original articles must be deleted.
15 July 2005
“Retired Central Security Officers Make Iron Coffin to Rob and Kill Vice-Deputy” as well as corresponding articles reprinted under similar titles. They are to be deleted without exception!!!
6 July 2005
On the text “(Re.) Japanese Kawasaki Wins the Bid to Speed Up China’s Railways, German Siemens Out of Office,” everyone is requested to delete this text where they discover it is posted again.
24 June 2005
(1) Activities and tendencies of online anti-Japanese organizations and persons.
(2) Online information related to demobilized military personnel.
(3) Domestic online hotspots and discussions that shareholders pay attention to, as well as corresponding information that is reactionary and incites netizens to hold rallies and demonstrate.
(4) Online information related to rights defense and petitioning by workers and peasants.
(5) Online information related to reporting public security team problems.
When seeing content listed in the above clauses, immediately delete it
15 June 2005
Matters concerning the case of the Henan Vice-Governor’s hired killing of his wife, are to be deleted without exception, and articles must be renewed.
The internal speech of Zeng Peiyang on housing must be deleted.
Articles concerning the treatment of military cadres transferring to civil posts must be deleted.
All articles concerning clashes between the people and the police must be deleted.
1 June 2005
The Information Office notifies that when seeing any article or discussion on “underground network commentators” when supervising content, immediate deletion is requested!
These translated directives were first posted by Rogier Creemers on China Copyright and Media on November 9, 2012 (here).