The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect the source.
(1) All websites must take care to delete content related to the following: the workers’ strike at Yue Yuen in Dongguan; Cao Shunli’s nomination for the human rights “Nobel”; Beijing’s shocking Olympic ruins.
(2) The article “Armed Soldier at Yunnan Border Breaks Ranks; 100,000 [RMB] Reward” should not be on your homepage.
(3) Do not hype or comment on the incident in which [GRAPHIC] five chengguan were beaten in Cangnan, Zhejiang. (April 24, 2014)
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.