Censorship Vault: Beijing Internet Instructions Series (31)

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.
Afternoon Tea, 2004. A directive from October 11, 2006 asked Beijing websites to remove images of Shi Xinning‘s oil paintings of Mao Zedong with actresses and other famous figures.
The translations are by Rogier Creemers of China Copyright and Media. 9 October 2006, 11:45, Chen Hua Everyone, a short briefing, on the matter of the North Korean nuclear tests, it is strictly prohibited to transmit foreign dispatches, standardize copy sources, do not gather news by yourself (VIP interviews, news lines, etc.). 9 October 2006, 16:06, Huang Jing Everyone, recently, some websites reprinted the posts “Laid-Off Workers’ Song of Eternal Sorrow,” please notify all websites to thoroughly investigate their website forums, news trackers and other interactive columns, if this sort of information is discovered, it is to be deleted without exception. 9 October 2006, 19:09, Chen Hua Concerning the North Korean nuclear tests, only use People’s Daily and Xinhua copy, earlier China News copy is to be completely deleted and may not be used again, everyone is requested to rapidly adjust their pages. 10 October 2006, 8:50, Chen Hua All websites, please immediately delete the text “Experts: the Six Party Talks May Go from Coma to Death.” 9 October 2006, 12:43, Beijing Municipal Information Office I. For news on North Korea’s nuclear tests, only copy from Xinhua and People’s Daily can be used, it is not permitted to
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