Ministry of Truth: Beijing Protest, Thallium Case

The following instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online.

Central 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)

中宣部:有关5月8日北京部分外来人员因一名安徽籍女青年坠楼在丰台区京温商场门前聚集一事及相关问题,要严格按有关部门通稿刊播,网站关闭评论,一律不采用其他渠道的信息进行报导。

再次重申关于朱令铊中毒案通知精神,请务必遵照执行。

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.