This is the last post in this series before the holidays. Normal service will be resumed on Wednesday, January 2.
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.
15 May 2007, 09:10:12
All websites: Please report as soon as possible the internal third-person control mechanisms of websites, service companies providing information to websites and cooperation methods to our office.
15 May 2007, 17:04:02
All websites: Please immediately delete the text “Premier Not On Time For Train” and corresponding information, forums, blogs, and other interactive columns are not to discuss.
16 May 2007, 09:09:30
All websites: Please immediately delete the China Industry and Commerce Times “China and U.S. Attach Importance to Second Round of Strategic Economic Dialogue and Balancing the U.S.-China Trade Deficit.”
16 May 2007, 14:11:31
All websites: Please delete the article “Forbes Publishes Global Tax Burden Index, China in 3rd Place.”
16 May 2007, 15:13:30
(1st class) All websites: Please immediately delete the China News Agency article “Venue Responsibility System Implemented for Beijing Olympic Games Security Protection–Will Investigate Participants’ Background.”
All search engines: Please immediately ensure that there are no search results for “Venue Responsibility System Implemented for Beijing Olympic Games Security Protection–Will Investigate Participants’ Background,” “Beijing Olympic Games to Investigate Participants’ Background,” and “Olympic Games to Investigate Participants’ Backgrounds.”
16 May 2007, 15:17:30
All websites: Please immediately delete the article “China’s ‘Study Officials’ Perform Excellently in Cambridge.”
Huang Jing, 17:26:18
All websites: In the morning of 16 May, the People’s Daily published “Premier Wen Jiabao’s Speech at the Opening Ceremony of the 2007 Annual African Development Bank Meeting,” please delete the word “including” from the 5th paragraph: “The Chinese Government has announced to include expanding the scale of aid to Africa, relieve heavy debt burdens for the poor countries of Africa and debts of the least developed countries…”
16 May 2007, 17:29:03
First class: Please immediately revise the text “Premier Wen Jiabao’s Speech at the Opening Ceremony of the 2007 Annual African Development Bank Meeting.”
All websites: The People’s Daily published “Premier Wen Jiabao’s Speech at the Opening Ceremony of the 2007 Annual African Development Bank Meeting,” please delete the word “including” from the 5th paragraph: “The Chinese Government has announced to include expanding the scale of aid to Africa, relieve heavy debt burdens for the poor countries of Africa and debts of the least developed countries…”
17 May 2007, 15:09:00
All websites: For reports concerning the foot-and-mouth disease epidemic in Linyi, Shandong, websites are only to reprint Xinhua copy, original copy is to be removed to the back stage. Discussions and posts in forums, blogs and other interactive columns that seize the opportunity to incite or fabricate panic must be timely deleted.
16 May 2007, 21:38:43
All websites, please pay attention: Ministry of Railways: transition period for the 6th Great Speed-Up Adjustment Plan extended to 18 June:
All portal websites are requested to reprint this information in the middle or top part of the important news section, and maintain it there to 6 in the afternoon tomorrow, other commercial websites may reprint it in a relatively prominent position.
22 May 2007, 18:25:10
All websites: Please manage trackers for articles on the election results for the Beijing Municipal Party Representative Conference well, pay attention that not a single spelling mistake occurs.
22 May 2007, 19:45:11, Huang Jing
All websites, reports and comments on the Ministry of Commerce organizing the “6th Famous Chinese Wine” evaluation are to be deleted, please implement this quickly.
23 May 2007, 17:33:35
The matter of the number of vehicles in Beijing breaking through 3 million may not be reported without authorization, only reprint copy obeying our office’s notices.
23 May 2007, 17:32:24
First level: publish “German Court Decides Online Forum Operators Must Bear Complete Responsibility for Forum Discussions” until 17:00 on Friday afternoon.
First level: http://news.xinhuanet.com/world/2007-05/23/content_6141423.htm – German Court Decides Online Forum Operators Must Bear Complete Responsibility for Forum Discussions. Please rapidly publish this text on the lower part of the main page of websites and the lower part of the important news section of the news center, manage trackers well, do not make it into a special subject, but link to some corresponding matters.
23 May 2007, 15:54:39
Third level: Please ensure that there are no search results for the following keywords!
All search engines, please ensure that there are no search results for “1989 order,” “that year’s courage,” “blood-colored dawn,” “witnessing June 4th,” “June 4th Tiananmen Tank Man,” “June 4th hunger strike letter,” “remembering June 4th,” “Tiananmen student strike movement,” “Hu Yaobang and Zhao Ziyang,” “documentary ‘Tiananmen,’” and “‘Tiananmen’ Kama,”
2007-05-22 19:45:11 黄婧
一级：http://news.xinhuanet.com/world/2007-05/23/content_6141423.htm 德法院判决网上论坛经营者须对论坛言论负全责 请速在首页新闻区下部和新闻中心要闻区下部发此文，务必管好跟贴，不做专题，但链接一些相关。
These translated directives were first posted by Rogier Creemers on China Copyright and Media on December 23, 2012 (here). This post is the 46th in the series.