Censorship Vault: Marriage by Death and More

In partnership with the China Copyright and Media blog, CDT is adding the “” 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.

2 April 2007, 20:39:58

All websites are to reprint the newest article of Chongqing Hualong Net concerning the nail house: http://cqtoday.cqnews.net/system/2007/04/02/000777513.shtml.

3 April 2007, 18:12

Concerning the incident where the Chongqing nail house was pulled down, websites must not reprint or release new information, reports or comments anymore, and may not follow trails or look back. Blogs and forums may not recommend this sort of article, where posts are overly concentrated, they must be firmly removed. All posts attacking the handling result of this matter or encouraging trouble-making must be firmly blocked and deleted.

6 April 2007

All websites, concerning the matter of “Peking University Student Forces Liu Dehua to Marry Yang Lijuan by Death,” please immediately delete this, forums, also delete this in blogs and other interactive segments.

6 April 2007

All websites are requested not to reprint “Three Large Petroleum Tycoons ‘Jump into the Sea’ to Pursue Hot Ocean Project Sector” and corresponding reports, where it has been reprinted, please delete it, thank you.

6 April 2007

All websites are requested to close trackers for “Shenyang Natural Gas Leak Accident Causes Large Fire” and corresponding news, thank you.

10 April 2007

All websites: Please immediately push information concerning “railway speed-up” to the back stage, existing information is inaccurate in many places.

13 April 2007, 18:28:40

Do not reprint reports on the issue of the legality of land use for the construction of the Olympic water park in Shunyi, interactive segments are not to disseminate or discuss this.

All websites: recently, the farmer Guo Baoshun from Shunyi District, Beijing, published discourse concerning the so-called “issue of the legality of land use for the construction of the Olympic water park in Shunyi” that does not conform to reality. All websites are requested to not reprint reports concerning this matter, interactive segments may not disseminate or discuss this matter, delete corresponding content.

13 April 2007, 18:25:26

Do not reprint reports on the so-called “Last Redress of a Strangled Rural Party Member,” interactive segments are not to discuss or disseminate this.

All websites: Do not reprint reports related to the so-called Beijing Shunyi District Gaoliying Township Village Six Party member Lü Lianyou applying to withdraw from the Party, interactive segments are not to discuss or disseminate corresponding content. Interactive segments are to earnestly search for and delete the text “The Last Redress of a Strangled Rural Party Member” written by Lü Lianyou.

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These translated directives were first posted by Rogier Creemers on China Copyright and Media on December 21, 2012 (here). This post is the 44th in the series.