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.
6 June 2007, 10:19:28
Notice Concerning the Central Foreign Propaganda Office Organizing Training Classes
4 June 2007, 09:48:57
Please link to China Net’s special subject on banning drugs in the lower part of the important news section of the news center and the main page of websites.
5 June 2007, 16:05:33
First Level: Instructions Concerning Removing Reports Concerning “Wu Lihong’s Wife Sues Environmental Bureau”
Today’s text “Jiangsu Environmental Protectionist Wu Lihong Arrested, His Wife Sues Environmental Bureau” does not conform to facts, all websites are requested to delete corresponding reports, this article is also not to be posted, discussed or recommended in forums and blogs.
6 June 2007, 15:45:32
All websites are requested to send up public sentiments concerning the stock market every day at 4:30.
Everyone: Please report the amount of websites’ deleted content in three categories, stock market rumors, attacks on the Party, leaders and present policies, and incitement of mass incidents every day at 4:30 in the afternoon. Thank you.
8 June 2007, 16:06:14
First Level: Notice concerning removing reports related to “State Plans to Issue Classification System for Film Works”: Do not report information concerning “State Plans to Issue Classification System for Film Works,” where it has been reported, it must be immediately deleted. It may not be posted or discussed in forums, blogs and other interactive segments.
9 June 2007, 12:49:14
First level: Matters Needing Attention Concerning the Suicide of Tianjin Municipal Consultative Committee Chairman Song Pingshun!
Concerning the matter of the suicide of Tianjin Municipal Consultative Committee Chairman Song Pingshun, only use Xinhua and People’s Daily Net copy; when transmitting, close news trackers; do not make corresponding links to earlier news on Song Pingshun; do not send text messages; forums, blogs and other interactive segments are not to disseminate or discuss this; all websites are to immediately delete reports from sources not conform to requirements.
9 June 2007, 9:40:53
Third level: To report any major recent graft and corruption cases involving large amounts of money and relatively high-ranking personnel, only transmit Xinhua Net and People’s Daily Net copy.
10 June 2007
First level: All websites: All websites are not to reprint information and comments concerning Capital Airport Board Chairman Li Peiying being under shuanggui, where it has been reprinted, delete it immediately. Interactive segments are not to disseminate or discuss this.
13 June 2007, 17:50:55
Second level: Delete information that incites mass incidents under the guise of the monopolization of Three Gorges tourism resources.
News reports concerning some people disseminating harmful information and inciting mass incidents under the guise of the monopolization of Three Gorges tourism resources are to be deleted without exception, this is not to be discussed in forums and blogs, content encouraging petitions and inciting mass-type incidents must also be timely deleted.
13 June 2007, 17:16:11
First level: Notice Concerning Deleting the Text “Beijing Faces Post-Olympics Economic Risks” and Corresponding Articles
All websites are requested to not reprint the China Youth Daily Online text “Beijing Faces Post-Olympics Economic Risks” and corresponding articles, where it has been reprinted, delete it immediately, interactive segments are not to discuss this.
13 June 2007, 22:00:01
First level: The matter of more than 100 professors from Peking University and Tsinghua University opposing that Tsinghua University Press builds a large publishing building in Lanqiying area of Haidian is not to be reprinted by any website without exception.
The matter of more than 100 professors from Peking University and Tsinghua University opposing that Tsinghua University Press builds a large publishing building in Lanqiying area of Haidian and corresponding news may not be reprinted in any way without exception by all websites, it is not to be posted or discussed without exception in forums, blogs, trackers, and other interactive segments, please immediately search for and delete existing corresponding content.
15 June 2007, 20:55:59
First level: Concerning the matter that Fang Shouwei has sued the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games, stating that “One World, One Dream” is his original creation, all websites may not reprint corresponding reports and comments; where it has been reprinted, please immediately delete it; interactive segments are not to disseminate or discuss this.
15 June 2007, 18:04:42
Second level: Do not reprint corresponding reports on the matter that Beijing Wangtong has calculated double costs for a short time due to a glitch in equipment.
From 29 until 31 May, duplicate costs appeared on an extremely small number of customer phone bills because of technical issues, this issue was due to glitches in the trial operation of fixed telephone billing systems. All websites are not to reprint reports concerning this matter.
These translated directives were first posted by Rogier Creemers on China Copyright and Media on January 5, 2013 (here). This post is the 50th in the series.