Ministry of Truth: Crooks and Village Justice

A captive in Dongqiao, Fujian Province, May 11, 2013.

A captive in Dongqiao, Province, May 11, 2013.

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

Department: Do not report, republish, or comment on ’s May 22 news conference or related activities. (May 22, 2013)

广东省委宣传部:对顾雏军22日举行新闻发布会及相关类似活动,不报不评不转。

Gu Chujun, former CEO of Kelon Electrical Holding Group, was convicted of overstating profits and embezzling funds. He is currently serving a ten-year prison sentence which began in 2009.

Central Propaganda Department: Do not report or comment on the May 11 villagers’ attack on government workers in Dongqiao Township, Hui’an County, Fuzhou, Fujian Province. (May 22, 2013)

中宣部:福建泉州惠安县东桥镇5月11日村民围攻政府工作人员,不报不评。

At the beginning of the month, Dongqiao officials clashed with locals about plans to requisition land for an oil refinery. On May 11, villagers captured one of the town’s vice mayors and a riot police officer. See more photos from Dongqiao at CDT Chinese.

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.