Monday, June 27, 2011

China digital times with leaked guide for internet posters?

China Digital Times posted a list of guidance for Chinese internet commentators, the infamous 50-center crowd. They all spur the usual sort of whining history-twisting we've come to know and love from that useless crowd, but the first one is the most important from our point of view:
(1) To the extent possible make America the target of criticism. Play down the existence of Taiwan.
If this leaked document is true, this first directive would tend to confirm what I've been saying -- that the CCP's strategy is to transfer tension between China and Taiwan caused by China's desire to annex Taiwan to the US-China and US-Taiwan relationship.
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Dixteel said...

This is very interesting.

Anonymous said...

I thought it was well-established that the first rule in order to not run afoul the Great Firewall of China was to avoid the three Ts: Tibet, Tiananmen, and

Having an actual document outlining the policy, of course, is useful evidence.

Anonymous said...

I believe we have seen Ma and his KMT cooperate wholeheartedly.

Dixteel said...


The great firewall is for the poor average Joes in China. This guideline I believe are for the CCP internet armies who get paid to perform CCP propaganda and defending CCP position in the media and internet community around the world. You can see fierce arguments on internet forum etc whenever Taiwan, Tibet, China, human rights, CCP are involved. I don't know what others experience are, but if I remember correctly indeed a lot of arguments I saw coming from Chinese on the internet (in Taiwan and the US websites) in the past few years all follow this guideline somewhat.