In Anticipation Of Our Own "Department Of Truth" ...

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All those who believe (erroneously) that the Department of Truth is just a euphemism, guess again. Below we share some of the recent highlights that the Chinese central propaganda bureau is attempting to keep secret from the public. One can only weep at the "efficiency" of our own propaganda masters. Luckily, they are quickly learning from the best.

From China Digital Times

The following examples of censorship instructions,
issued to the media and/or Internet companies by various central (and
sometimes local) government authorities, have been leaked and
distributed online. Chinese journalists and bloggers often refer to
those instructions as “Directives from the .”
CDT has collected the selections we translate here from a variety of
sources and has checked them against official Chinese media reports to
confirm their implementation.

State Council Information Office: In China 94% Are Unhappy; Top-Heavy Concentration of Wealth

March 7, 2011

From the State Council Information Office: All websites are requested
to immediately remove the story “In China 94% Are Unhappy; Top-Heavy
Concentration of Wealth” and related information.  Forums, blogs,
micro-blogs, and other interactive spaces are not to discuss the matter.

Central Propaganda Bureau: High-speed Rail Cases

March 4, 2011

From the Central Propaganda Bureau: All media must carefully report on any cases related to high-speed rail.

Central Propaganda Bureau: Self-immolation in Beijing

March 4, 2011

From the Central Propaganda Bureau: All media are not to report on the self-immolation in Beijing of a man from Qinhuangdao.

Central Propaganda Bureau: Liu Zhijun’s Mistresses

March 4, 2011

From the Central Propaganda Bureau: All media are not to report or hype the news that Liu Zhijun had 18 mistresses.

Central Propaganda Bureau: Liu Xiang’s Lack of Preparation

March 4, 2011

From the Central Propaganda Bureau: All media are not to hype
People’s Congress and People’s Political Consultative Congress
representative Liu Xiang’s lack of preparation.

Central Propaganda Bureau: The People’s Security is Afraid of the People

March 4, 2011

From the Central Propaganda Bureau: All media are not to report on
excessive use of public security in Beijing during the meetings of the
National People’s Congress and the Chinese People’s Political
Consultative Congress.  Do not hype the story “The People’s Security is
Afraid of the People.”

Central Propaganda Bureau: Corruption of Party Committee Secretary in Wushe County, Henan

March 4, 2011

From the Central Propaganda Bureau: All media are not to report on
the corruption case of the Party Committee Secretary in Wushe County,
Henan.

Central Propaganda Bureau: Salary Increases for the PLA

March 3, 2011

From the Central Propaganda Bureau: All media are not to hype the salary increase given to the People’s Liberation Army.

Central Propaganda Bureau: Jasmine

March 2, 2011

From the Central Propaganda Bureau: Media are not to report on any information related to “Chinese Jasmine.”

h/t SpaldingSmailes