Minitrue: Guangxi Shooting, Shanxi Explosions

The following  instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. Chinese  and bloggers often refer to these instructions as Directives from the Ministry of Truth.

One person was killed by explosions outside the Communist Party headquarters in , . (@黄杰ing/Weibo)

Central Department: Concerning a police officer getting drunk and opening fire in , media reports must accord with information issued by authoritative local departments. Do not investigate, do not comment, do not exaggerate, and do not speculate on the issue. (November 6, 2013)

中宣部:对于广西平南广西警察酒后枪击一案,媒体报道必需依据当地权威部门发布的信息,不自行采访,不评论,不渲染,不炒作。

State Council Information Office: Concerning the string of explosions near the Shanxi provincial Party committee [offices], all websites and interactive platforms are asked to escalate control of related information. Only material from mainstream national media may be reused. Do not comment, exaggerate, or speculate on the situation. (November 6, 2013)

国新办:对于山西省委附近发生连环爆炸一事,请各网站以及互动环节加紧控制有关信息,只可转载国家主流媒体稿件,不评论,不渲染,不炒作。

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.

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