Censorship Vault: Harmful Information on Fang Lizhi

Censorship Vault features previously untranslated  instructions from the archives of the CDT series Directives from the Ministry of Truth (真理部指令).

State Council Information Office: All websites and interactive [website] sections are asked to thoroughly delete harmful information related to . Implement this immediately. (April 7, 2012)

国新办:所有网站和各互动环节,请全面删除有关方励之的有害信息,立即执行。

Fang Lizhi, a prominent astrophysicist who spent over a year at the US embassy in Beijing after supporting the student protesters at Tiananmen, passed away on April 6, 2012.

Translation by Mengyu Dong.

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  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.

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