Censorship Vault: Let News Roll Away Naturally
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.
5 July 2007, 16:50:03
First level: Reporting Requirements Concerning Two Accidents in Benxi and Hengyang
For reports concerning the explosion case in the Benxi Music Hall, Liaoning and the fire incident in the Hengyang cinema, Hunan: Do not put it in the important news section, it can only be put in the domestic section; when reprinting, only issue single news items, do not link to related news; let news roll away naturally; close news trackers; do not set up special subjects.
5 July 2007, 16:53:21
First level: Concerning the matter of Xiamen planning to legislate and implement a network real-name system, please reprint information and comment from standard copy sources; do not open trackers when reprinting; interactive segments are not to disseminate or discuss this.
6 July 2007, 18:34:09
All websites: The state has already reserved 20 billion to resolve the problems of poor university students to study, please do not again report on the fact that poor university students cannot afford to study, or even sell blood and other exceptional extreme phenomena.
Third level: for reports concerning the Shanxi black kiln incident, no longer issue new copy, no longer make review-type reports. Interactive segments are not to actively set up themes, do not lead discussions, do not recommend them.
6 July 2007, 18:32:33
First level: Concerning the issue of blue-green algae in the Qinhuangdao waters, all websites are not to report this without exception.
7 July 2007, 10:05:09
First level: Propaganda Instructions Concerning the Matter of Organizations to Protect the Diaoyutai Going to the Anti-Japanese War Memorial to Organize Activities
All websites: If organizations to protect the Diaoyutai go to the Anti-Japanese War Memorial at 10:00 in the morning today to organize activities, only use Xinhua copy, if Xinhua has not yet issued copy, do not reprint other copy, do not send text messages; forums, blogs and other interactive segments are not to disseminate or discuss this; do not issue foreign media copy.
9 July 2007, 10:13:59
Notice Concerning Reprinting the Text “Earnestly Study and Implement the Spirit of General Secretary Hu Jintao’s Important Speech–Incessantly Strengthen Grass Roots Party Organizations’ Organizational Creativity, Cohesion and Fighting Strength”
All websites are requested to reprint the text “Earnestly Study and Implement the Spirit of General Secretary Hu Jintao’s Important Speech–Incessantly Strengthen Grass Roots Party Organizations’ Organizational Creativity, Cohesion and Fighting Strength” in the special subject related to “The Important 25 June Speech of General Secretary Hu Jintao,” the address is as follows: http://epaper.bjd.com.cn/rb/20070630/200706/t20070630_301920.htm. Thank you!
10 July 2007, 13:40:32
Second Notice Concerning Linking to Interviews on the China Government Net
Second level: Please timely link in the middle or lower part of the important news section to the interview of three o’clock in the afternoon today on China Government Net: http://www.gov.cn/zxft/ft31/;
Third level: Please link to the interview trailer in the middle or lower part of the important news section before 9.00 in the morning of 11 July, and link the corresponding interview well: http://www.gov.cn/zxft/ft32/.
10 July 2007, 16:56:17, Huang Jing
All portal websites: Please reprint the text “Legal Working Committee Etc. Answer Questions concerning Firmly Preventing and Attacking Illegal Fundraising, Pyramid Schemes, Etc.” in the middle or lower part of the important news section (http://www.gov.cn/jrzg/2007-07/09/content_678290.htm) and leave it there until 9:00 tomorrow morning. Portal websites who have not reprinted this yet are requested to immediately reprint it.
11 July 2007, 09:36:49
Second level: Notice Concerning Cleaning up and Deleting Information Related to the Illegal Publication Death Note
All websites: Please investigate information concerning the illegal publication Death Note, if it is reprinted or posted, delete it without exception, and all search engines are requested to make “Death Note,” “reading Death Note online,” “reading the manga Death Note online,” “online manga Death Note,” “Death Note manga download,” “Death Note real person version,” and other corresponding groups into keywords for shielding, and do not set up related searches.
12 July 2007, 13:46:03, Huang Jing
All websites: Please immediately close trackers for “Prohibition to Use Biglycol as Ingredient for Toothpaste.”
12 July 2007, 15:11:50, Huang Jing
All websites: Please do not reprint the interview “Shanghai Municipal Government Female News Spokesperson Talks to Journalist on Making a Masterstroke,” where it has been reprinted, please delete it.
12 July 2007, 22:07:52
Second level: Delete the Online Text “No Complete Records on Chinese Arms Sales”
Instruction content: All websites are requested to rapidly delete the online text “No Complete Records on Chinese Arms Sales,” make “No Complete Records on Chinese Arms Sales,” “Chinese Arms,” and “Chinese Arms Sales” into keywords for screening, ensure there are no search results, and to not set up related links.
12 July 2007, 23:31:04
Please set up the following word groups for screening:
- no complete records on arms sales
- complete records on arms sales
- arms sales
- Chinese arms sales
- Chinese arms sales
- Chinese arms sales records
- arms records, incomplete records
- Chinese arms records
- arms + sales
- arms + records
- arms complete records
- arms incomplete records
- arms sales incomplete records
- arms sales + records
- China sells arms
13 July 2007, 15:26:46
Third level: Notice Concerning Cleaning up and Deleting Images and Text on Websites that Use the Olympic Mascots for Mischief
All websites: Please immediately clean up and delete images and text on websites that use the Olympic mascots for mischief, for example the one where there are eight Olympic mascots, which connect to mean “Beijing Welcomes You Sons of Bitches,” there is also information that changes the Beijing Olympics logo into symbols for gentlemen’s and ladies’ toilets, etc.
14 July 2007, 21:37:54
China News Agency will issue a report related to “Bo Yibo’s Testament,” all websites: Do not prominently deal with this, let it roll away naturally like normal news, turn off news trackers.
14 July 2007, 21:59:06
All websites: China News Agency will issue a report related to “Bo Yibo’s Testament,” all websites: do not prominently deal with this, let it roll away naturally like normal news, turn off news trackers. Make “Bo Yibo’s testament,” “testament Bo Yibo,” “Bo Yibo (space) testament,” and “testament (space) Bo Yibo” into keywords for screening, ensure there are no search results, and do not set up related terms.
15 July 2007, 22:56:26
First level: Concerning the Notice on “Bo Yibo’s Testament” (Important) That Has Been Published on 14 July
All websites: China News Agency will issue a report related to “Bo Yibo’s Testament,” all websites: do not prominently deal with this, let it roll away naturally like normal news, turn off news trackers. Make “Bo Yibo’s testament,” “testament Bo Yibo,” “Bo Yibo + testament,” and “testament + Bo Yibo” into keywords for screening, ensure there are no search results, and do not set up related terms.
Supplementary Provisions on “Bo Yibo’s Testament”
(1) Please direct results for “Bo Yibo” to central and local focus news websites; (2) Add keywords: “Bo Yibo + 19 talks” and “Bo Yibo + Deathbed” for screening, ensure there are no search results, and do not set up related terms.
请各网站在“胡锦涛总书记6?25重要讲话”的相关专题中转载《认真学习贯彻胡锦涛总书记重要讲话精神不断增强基层党组织创造力凝聚力战斗力》一文，地址如下： http://epaper.bjd.com.cn/rb/20070630/200706/t20070630_301920.htm 谢谢！
2007-07-10 16:56:17 黄婧
2007-07-12 13:46:03 黄婧
2007-07-12 15:11:50 黄婧
请将以下词组屏蔽：军火出售不完全记录、军火出售完全记录、军火出售、中国军火出售、中国军火出售、中国军火出售记录、军火记录、不完全记录、中国军火记录、军火 出售、军火 记录、军火完全记录、军火不完全记录、军火出售不完全记录、军火出售 记录、中国出售军火
中新社即将发表的有关”薄一波遗嘱”的报道，不突出处理，作一般新闻自然滚动，关掉新闻跟帖，不发短信。将“薄一波遗嘱”、“遗嘱薄一波”、“薄一波 遗嘱”、“遗嘱 薄一波”设关键词屏蔽搜索无结果并不设相关词。
1、请将“薄一波”结果指向中央、地方重点新闻网站 2、增设关键词“薄一波 十九次谈话”“薄一波 临终”屏蔽搜索无结果并不设相关词
These translated directives were first posted by Rogier Creemers on China Copyright and Media on January 9, 2013 (here). This post is the 54th in the series.