The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online.
Central Propaganda Department: With regards to the assembly of some non-residents in front of Jingwen Market in Fengtai District, Beijing because a young Anhui woman jumped to her death, and related issues: report in strict accordance with wire copy from the relevant departments; shut down website comment sections; and without exception, do not use information from any other sources in your reporting.
We reiterate the spirit of notifications concerning the case of Zhu Ling’s thallium poisoning. Please comply with orders. (May 8, 2013)
CDT has collected the selections we translate here from a variety of sources and has checked them against official Chinese media reports to confirm their implementation.
Since directives are sometimes communicated orally to journalists and editors, who then leak them online, the wording published here may not be exact. The original publication date on CDT Chinese is noted after the directives; the date given may indicate when the directive was leaked, rather than when it was issued. CDT does its utmost to verify dates and wording, but also takes precautions to protect the source.