Recently, a website called Canyu.org (Participate) has started issuing a series of Internet management notices sent out by the State Council Internet management departments and the Beijing Municipal Network Propaganda Management Office. These notices are sent to websites to provide instruction as to whether and how to report certain news matters. Canyu started with instructions dating back to May 2005, and has published them up to October 2006, with further posts to come.This website will progressively translate these instructions. On the authenticity of the information, Canyu claims these notices were provided by insiders, I have been unable to verify this.
1, Anti-Chinese content from Indonesia (images and text), images of sky burials, any article concerning Liu Xiaobo or Yu Jie
2, Reports concerning the great fire in Karamai: let leaders walk first
3, Concerning the access system of Zhang Weiying [Note: Zhang Weiying, a professor at the Institute for International Relations at Renmin University, had advocated to set up a system regulating the access of rural migrants, as their ‘moral quality’ (suzhi) was deemed to be low, they would turn to crime due to unemployment, and would harm social safety]
4, Notice from the Information Office, it is without exception not permitted to report on the conflagration that occurred on 5 March in Zhengzhou, Henan.
5, Requirement of the Information Office, do not disseminate anything on anti-Japanese permanent Security Council membership signatures and resisting of Japanese goods, there may be no proposals and signatures on forums related to sponsoring a resistance of Japanese goods.
6, Concerning the matter of a small numbers of criminals selling human bodies in Guangdong and Guangxi, no online reports may be made without exception, existing reports must be immediately deleted.
7, On the case of the mistaken killing of Nie Shuwu in Hebei, corresponding information and news must be immediately screened out, no discussion is permitted.
8, The letter of the Shanghai resident making 10.000 Yuan per month but who cannot afford to buy a house to the Shanghai Mayor Han Zheng, and Han’s response.
9, The incident of peasants opposing the pollution from a chemical plant in Dongyang, Zhejiang
10, Concerning the shootings of the offices of some of our country’s banks in Japan and the threatening letters received by our consulates in Japan, no reports are to be made without exception.
11, Concerning the matter of where the equestrian events of the 2008 Beijing Olympics are to be organized, no reports are to be made without exception.
12, Concerning whether or not the organization opening ceremony of the Money Forum at the Temple of Heaven damages cultural relics, no reports are to be made without exception
13, On the evening of 15 April, our embassy in Japan was raided by right-wingers, this information can absolutely not appear in news, on forums and on trackers.
14, Concerning resisting Japanese goods and opposition to Japanese permanent Security Council membership, the content of demonstrations may not be reported.
15, All comparisons of the present government and the late Qing government of the Li Hongzhang period must be deleted.
16, Concerning posts on North Korea and Kim Jong-il, the extreme ones must be deleted.
17, “The Guangzhou 3000 Yuan Baby Soup”, this content must be deleted.