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.
The 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games began on Saturday in Nanjing, and China announced that athletes from countries affected by the Ebola outbreak would be barred from competition. In addition to the public health measures, heightened security procedures have also been enacted in Nanjing, as shown by this security notice posted to Tencent Weibo:
Due to the security requirements of the Youth Olympics, you and your family are asked to make the following preparations:During the Youth Olympics opening ceremony (August 16) and closing ceremony (August 28), held from 12:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., you and your family are kindly asked to vacate your residence. We’re sorry to inconvenience you, and ask for your understanding and support.
In the next few days, street patrols and community police will pay you a visit and sign a contract with you. The relevant department will also provide fixed compensation. Please actively comply. Thank you for your cooperation!
After you have read this notice, please immediately contact community police officer Li Heqin, phone number 18XXXXXXXXX
August 11, 2014
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