The ruling Communist Party of China issued internal guidelines recently mandating that state-run propaganda outlets avoid any positive reports on the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.
The guidelines are dated June 12 and were put out by the Chinese national security commission, the high-level party group headed by President Xi Jinping.
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"Forbid any positive reports on the Hong Kong people’s appeals for democracy and freedom," the guidelines state. "Take full advantage of the government’s right to speak to lead public opinion."
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