The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online.
Guangdong Propaganda Department: All websites are kindly asked to take care to delete all calls for protest in Guangdong.
Protests against the construction of a chemical factory in Maoming have spread to Guangzhou and Shenzhen.
State Council Information Office: Delete the following articles: (1) “Hu Chunhua Inspects Guangzhou Pharmaceuticals, Demands Faster Response to Pulling ‘Viagra’ and Other Fake Medicines off Shelves”; (2) “Pingdu Villagers Who Lost Land Tell Their Plight to Central Government Inspection Group, Are Arrested by Pingdu Police”; (3) “China Federation of Literary and Art Circles Pans Tiny Times: Film Corrupts Public Morals.” (April 2, 2014)
国信办：全网查删以下文章 1.《胡春华考察广药 要求加快“伟哥“等药物抢仿上市》，2. 《平度失地村民向中央巡视组陈情遭平度警察抓捕》，3. 《中国文联痛批电影《小时代》：伤风败俗》。
Chinese journalists and bloggers often refer to these instructions as “Directives from the Ministry of Truth.”
CDT collects directives from a variety of sources and checks 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.