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.
All news websites please take note and close commentary related to the article “Ministry of Finance: Consumption Tax on Oil Products to be Raised Again on January 13.” (January 12, 2015)
State media reported on a January 12 Ministry of Finance announcement that the domestic consumption tax on petroleum products would be raised on January 13. This is the third time China’s oil consumption tax has been raised since late November.
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