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.
17 March 2007, 23:26
All websites: Concerning the mass-type incident in Lusong District, Zhuzhou City, Hunan, only use Xinhua and Hunan provincial news website copy, do not open trackers, it is not permitted to publish information from other sources. Website forums and blogs may also not discuss this.
17 March 2007, 23:23:02
Concerning the mass-type incident in Lusong District, Zhuzhou City, Hunan, only use Xinhua and Hunan provincial news website copy, do not open trackers, it is not permitted to publish information from other sources. Website forums and blogs may also not discuss this.
16 March 2007, 18:39:31
Do not report the situation of the China Huawen Investment Co. Ltd.
Do not report the situation of the China Huawen Investment Co. Ltd., forums, blogs and other interactive segments are not to discuss this.
16 March 2007, 18:35:01
Important correction notice: Data concerning network questions at Premier Wen’s press conference this morning.
The data concerning netizens’ questions to premier Wen provided at Premier Wen’s press conference of this morning is corrected as follows: “Only on the Internet, more than 100,000 questions were asked to premier Wen, the number of individual clicks exceeded 26 million.” All websites are requested to rapidly correct this.
16 March 2007, 18:27:27
The article “Beijing Researches Salary Incentive Mechanisms–Plans to Compensate Meritorious Retiring SOE Bosses” is inaccurate, where it has been reprinted, please delete it, forums and blogs are not to discuss this.
19 March 2007, 18:16:28
The post “The True Story of Foxconn Coming to Shenzhen” and corresponding information is not to be disseminated, news, forums and blogs may not disseminate or discuss it, existing posts are to be deleted without exception.
19 March 2007, 17:25:58
Concerning the selection of the Hong Kong Chief Executive, transmit Xinhua or People’s Daily Net copy without exception, other reports may not be reprinted; at the same time, manage forums, blogs and other interactive segments well, strictly block discussions seizing the opportunity to attack our political system or “one country, two systems.”
19 March 2007, 17:23:05
On the incident that happened in two mosques in Pinglang City, Gansu, do not reprint corresponding reports without exceptions, this may not be disseminated on interactive segments.
19 March 2007, 16:11
All websites: Please put the People’s Daily comment “Strengthen a Concerned Mentality–Eagerly Pioneer and Forge Ahead” on the main page of websites and in the header of the news center and maintain it there until 9:00 AM tomorrow.
20 March 2007, 9:43
(1) Urgent! All websites are to speedily delete the text “Mainland Tourists Hope to Travel to Taiwan on May Day.”
(2) All websites: Premier Wen will visit Japan at the end of the month, for reports involving the Sino-Japanese relationship in the near future, strictly manage trackers well, delete those irrational and jeering discussions. Now, please earnestly delete trackers for “Professor Suggests Chinese and Japanese Academics to Go to Nanjing to Discuss the Issue of the Massacre,” “Joint Sino-Japanese History Research to Include the Topic of the Responsibility for the Japanese War,” and other reports.
20 March 2007, 10:01
All websites are requested to conduct a complete clean-up of their website’s audiovisual and podcast content from 20 March to 25 March, delete information involving reactionary and obscene content and uncivilized content, we will inspect this especially next week.
These translated directives were first posted by Rogier Creemers on China Copyright and Media on December 19, 2012 (here). This post is the 42nd in the series.