Censorship Vault: Hammer Down Chongqing Nail House

The infamous Chongqing nail house in spring of 2007.
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. 20 March 2007, 16:19 All websites: do not play up the incident of two Chinese persons being kidnapped in Nigeria, relevant information must be dealt with in a low-key manner, do not make lead stories, do not set up special subjects, do not link it to the previous kidnapping incidents, do not set up news trackers. 20 March 2007, 17:30 Please notify the persons in charge of all website search engines to come to our office for a meeting tomorrow at 2 in the afternoon, and to bring an electronic copy of all keywords set up for the 17th Party Congress. 23 March 2007, 18:22 Set up four new keywords: (1) Shanxi meeting; (2) new Eight Honors and Eight Disgraces; (3) the Four Heavenly Kings among the news stars on the Chinese political altar; (4) the diary of Deng Yingchao. Requirements: No search results, no more posts or blog texts containing this sort of information may also appear on forums and blogs, please clean up and delete existing content yourself. 24 March 2007, 12:00 Concerning the matter of the Chongqing nail house, commercial websites may no longer play this up, special subjects must be deleted, do not transmit this sort of information and comments anymore, forums and ...
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