Censorship Vault: Sorry for the Trouble

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. 29 August 2007, 18:58:02 Reporting requirements concerning the readjustment of the positions of comrade Jin Renqing: Websites are to use Xinhua information without exception, and may not reprint reports from any other source; do not set up special subjects, do not issue it on the main page of websites and the important news section of the news centre, it may be issued in the domestic section, let it remain there until 12:00 in the evening; strictly manage trackers, examine all posts before publishing, quantities may not exceed 50, firmly delete all harmful information seizing upon the opportunity to attack Party and state leaders, attack our country’s political system, social system, and the Party’s cadre system; forum, blogs, instant messaging, post bars, and other interactive segments are not to actively set up topics, information, and comments from foreign websites may not be posted; all search engines will direct searches for “Jin Renqing” to news websites, do not set up related searches. 30 August 2007, 07:42:43 All Websites: Please do not reprint or report today’s report in the 14th edition of the Beijing Daily, “Capital’s First Social Insurance Corruption Case.” Interactive segments are not to discuss this, as soon as this is discovered, delete it immediately. Thanks for the cooperation! 30 August 2007, 18:43:27 All websites are requested ...
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