Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Ministry of Truth

The control of information is something the elite always does, particularly in a despotic form of government. Information, knowledge, is power. If you can control information, you can control people.

Tom Clancy

Again, people who insist that news censorship in China is the same as news bias in the West are liars and probably work for the CCP propaganda office. How do these people live with themselves?

I read this and I feel nothing but disgust. All this talk about hurting the feelings of the Chinese people... how can their feelings be "hurt" when they don't even know what's happening?
The Nobel Prize Awards Ceremony

November 7, 2010

The 2010 Nobel Prize Awards Ceremony will take place on December 10. All domestic media outlets are not permitted to report on this event. All websites must strengthen content surveillance and management. It is strictly forbidden to broadcast live audio or television programming, recorded broadcasts, excerpts, or related links connected to the awards ceremony.

It is forbidden to broadcast interviews from Fenghuang Satellite Television

November 4, 2010

Interviews regarding Chen Lin broadcast by Fenghuang Satellite Television are not permitted.

[News Summary: In the afternoon of November 1, Fenghuang Satellite Television anchor Zeng Zimo gave a two-hour long face-to-face interview with Chen Ling, the elder brother of Chen Xiaofeng, who was killed in reckless driving incident at Hebei University. After the interview was completed, the Propaganda Bureau censored it.

Li Gang incident

October 27, 2010

On-line media are not allowed to offer news related to Li Gang.

“Li Xiaobo: the man and what he has done”

October 27, 2010

Please prominently place the story “Liu Xiaobo: the man and what he has done” (Liu Xiaobo qi ren qi shi,” both on the front page and the headline news section. Do not open it to posted comments, and only use this original title.

Incident of a Vehicle Crashing into the Hunan Provincial Party Committee Compound

October 26, 2010

A censorship directive from the Hunan Provincial Propaganda Bureau: It is forbidden to report on the vehicle that crashed into the Hunan Provincial Party Committee compound.

[New summary: On October 26, 2010, at 6:50 am, a small black car crashed into the compound of the Hunan Provincial Party Committee compound. An armed guard was injured, and three cars were damaged. Police detained the driver who caused the disturbance, who is now recovering in the hospital. Reasons for the incident are currently under investigation. The Changsha police department has solemnly declared: “This is definitely not a purposeful attack against a government body.”]

Incident of a Forklift Disturbance at Shijiazhuang

October 25, 2010

The Hubei Provincial Propaganda Bureau has instructed: It is not permitted to report on the forklift disturbance incident at Shijiazhuang

[News summary: On October 23, 2010, in the city of Shijiazhuang, a large forklift ran into several cars, one after the other, and many policeman surrounded it. It is said that the incident occurred in the course of fleeing from a disturbance.]

Diary of a Guangzhou Mistress

October 22, 2010

It is not permitted to report on the diary of the Guangzhou mistress – Guangdong Provincial Propaganda Bureau

[News summary: The mistress of Yao Binhua, the director of the Guangzhou News and Information Bureau, has written a diary of their passion over 20,000 characters long and posted it on the Internet. The hit rate has exploded.]

And so on... no wonder when I talk to people in China, they don't know sh*t about what's happening inside and outside their country. The sad thing is that most are conditioned not to care lest they get invited to drink tea with the police.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

drinking tea is not such a bad thing. in chengdu, it is a way of life.