The following censorship instruction, issued to the media by government authorities, has been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect the source.
Don’t continue to hype news of the 21 migrant workers who killed 4 people in fake mining accidents. (July 7, 2014)
A three-part investigative report [Chinese] in the July 4 edition of South Reviews Magazine (南风窗) covered a gang of 21 migrant workers, mostly from Yunnan and Sichuan provinces, who had staged accidents at iron mines in Hebei in order to collect compensation. The gang allegedly killed four workers and swindled nearly 1,850,000 yuan in compensation between 2011 and 2012.
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