Minitrue: Fujian PX Explosion

Minitrue: Fujian PX Explosion

The following censorship instructions, issued to the by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect the source.

Do not place news of the Zhangzhou, Fujian PX explosion in lead story sections of news agency . Take note and negative commentary related to petrochemical projects. (April 7, 2015) [Chinese]

An explosion at a chemical factory that produces paraxylene in Zhangzhou, Fujian has again raised concerns about the risks of chemical production. For more on the explosion, including cartoonist Rebel Pepper’s illustrated take, see CDT’s earlier coverage.

真Since directives are sometimes communicated orally to and editors, who then leak them online, the wording published here may not be exact. The date given may indicate when the directive was leaked, rather than when was issued. CDT does its utmost to verify dates and wording, but also takes precautions to protect the source.

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