Banned from Discussion: List of Community Forums Censored by Baidu

Baidu Post Bar 百度贴吧, operated by the China’s leading search engine company, Baidu, is one of the country’s most popular online communities, where individual discussion communities (“post bars”) are generated by Baidu users based on common search keywords. Through these groups, users can instantly join a discussion thread about the keywords they search on Baidu. Users have established more than 1.2 million Baidu communities. Internet censorship is very strictly enforced in these communities. Hence, some netizens have generated a Wikipedia page to keep a list of all the post bars that have been blocked by Baidu. This incomplete list gives an indication of what topics censors do not want netizens to discuss online. CDT has selected and translated some of them here.

Each of the following keywords are names of blocked post bars.

Politically Sensitive Words
Political parties
:
共产党 (Communist Party), 中共 (the Chinese Communist Party), and other related similar words such as 共产 (gong chan), 共党 (gong dang), GCD , 共,党, ccp, cpc, communism, communist party
反共 (oppose CCP) and 恶党 (Evil Party)
words related to other political parties such as 国民党(KMT), kmt, 民主党(the Republican Party), 共和党(the Democratic Party), 民进党(DPP), 新党 (the New Party), 劳动党 (the Workers’Party, supposedly of North Korea)

Government sectors:
总理 (prime minister), 主席(chairman), 国务院 (state council), 五毛, 五毛党 (the Fifty Cent Party), 文化部 (ministry of culture), 中宣、中宣部 (the Propaganda Department of the Communist Party), etc.

Political leaders:
毛泽东 (Mao Zedong) and related words such as毛贼东 (Mao Zedong), 东泽毛 (dong ze mao), mzd, 泽东 (ze dong)
刘少奇 (Liu Shaoqi)
邓小平 (Deng Xiaoping), 邓 (Deng), 平小邓(ping xiao deng)
胡耀邦 (Hu Yaobang), 耀邦 (Yaobang)
赵紫阳 (Zhao Ziyang), zhaoziyang
江泽民 (Jiang Zemin), 泽民 (Zemin), 江贼 (Jiang Zei) 民泽江 (min ze jiang), jzm
胡锦涛 (Hu Jintao), 胡锦 (hu jin), 锦涛 (Jintao), 古月金帛(胡锦 taken apart), 涛锦胡 (jin tao hu), hjt
温家宝 (Wen Jiabao), wjb, 温+宝 (wen + bao)
向巴平措 (Qiangba Puncog)
曾荫权 (Donald Tsang)

Current governmental policies:
金盾(the Golden Shield), GFW, 网络封锁 (internet blocking), 三个代表 (the Three Representatives), 和谐 (harmony), 不动摇 (Do not sway), 不懈怠 (Do not slacken off), 不折腾(Do not flip flop), 低俗 (vulgar), 反低俗 (anti-vulgar)

Organizations:
法轮功 (Falun Gong), 法轮 (Falun), FLG, 圆满 (consummation)
李洪志 (Li Hongzhi), 洪志 (Hongzhi), hongzhi, lhz, 李老师 (Teacher Li)
九评 (Nine Commentaries), 三退 (Three Renouncements), 大纪元 (the Epoch Times), 苏家屯 (Sujiatun)
藏独 (Tibetan independence), 达赖 (Dalai), 喇嘛 (Lama), dalai
台独 (Taiwan independence)
疆独 (Xinjiang independence), 东突 (East Turkistan)

Media
CNN
VOA
自由亚洲电台 (RFA), RFA
德国之声 (Deutsche Welle)

Political Concepts
自由 (freedom)
民主 (democracy)
专制 (despotism)
独裁 (dictatorship)
腐败 (corruption)
封锁 (blockade)
压迫 (oppression)
迫害 (prosecution)
暴政( tyranny)
共和国 (republic)
人民 (people)
言论 (expression)
当局 (the authorities)
新闻 (news)
集会 (assembly)
示威 (protest)
罢工 (strike)
奴隶 (slave)
宪法 (constitution)
法制 (legal system)
政府 (government)
政治 (politics)
真相 (truth)
社会 (society)
贪污、贪官 (corruption, corrupted official)
反抗 (resistance)
民运 (democracy movement)
暴动 (riot)
革命 (revolution)
独立 (independence)
愤青 (angry youth)
粪青 (shit youth)

Historical events:
Chinese dynasties such as 元朝 (Yuan Dynasty), 元 (Yuan), 清朝 (Qing Dynasty), 清 (Qing)
九一八 (Nine One Eight), 918 (related to the “九一八事变” Mukden Incident)
南京大屠杀 (Nanking Massacre)
文化大革命 (the Cultural Revolution)
改革开放 (Reform and Opening)
非典、非典型肺炎、非典型性肺炎 (SARS)
512(referring to the May 12, 2008 Sichuan Earthquake)

(references to “six four,” referring to the June 4 massacre, including:)
64
6.4
六四
陆四
六肆
陆肆
1989
4698(8964 reversed)
六十四 (sixty-four)
六月四日 (June 4th)
liusi
sixfour
sf
eightnine
june4
june4th
63+1
62+2
春夏之交 (transition from Spring to Summer);
封从德 (Feng Congde)
王丹 (Wang Dan)
柴玲 (Chai Ling)
吾尔开希 (Wuerkaixi)


Politicians in Other Countries and Regions:

Taiwan
李登辉 (Lee Teng-hui)
陈水扁 (Chen Shui-bian)
马英九 (Ma Ying-jeou)
李敖 (Li Ao)
USA
布什 (Bush)
奥巴马 (Obama), obama
Japan
天皇 (Emperor of Japan), 明仁 (Akihito)
小泉纯一郎 (Junichiro Koizumi)
安倍晋三 (Shinzo Abe), 晋三 (Abe)
福田康夫 (Yasuo Fukuda)
麻生太郎 (Taro Aso)
North Korea
金日成 (Kim Il-sung)
金正日 (Kim Jong-il)
the former Soviet Union
斯大林 (Stalin)

Religion:
基督教 (Christianity), 基督 (Christ), jidujiao (Christianity), 天主教(Catholicism), 东正教 (Eastern Orthodox Church), 新教 (Protestant Church), 耶稣、耶酥 (Jesus), yesu (Jesus), jesus, 耶和华 (Jesus), 圣经 (Bible), 十字架 (crucifixion), 十字军 (Crusade)
伊斯兰教 (Islam), 伊斯兰 (Islam), 逊尼派 (Sunni Islam), 什叶派 (Shia Islam), 真主、安拉 (Allah),古兰经 (Qur’an)
佛教 (Buddhism), 释迦牟尼 (Shakyamuni), 佛 (Buddha), 阿弥陀佛(Amitabha), 如来 (Tathagata), 和尚 (monk), 尼姑 (nun), 出家 (Pabbajja)
印度教 (Hinduism)
道教 (Taoism), 道 (Tao), 道士 (Taoist)
邪教 (cult)

Weapons:
枪 (gun) 手枪 (handgun), 气枪 (air gun), 炸药 (detonator), 炸弹 (bomb), 原子弹 (atomic bomb), 机枪 (machine gun), 冲锋枪 (submachine gun), 步枪 (rifle), 狙击枪 (snipe), 燃烧弹 (incendiary bomb), etc.

Names of Countries, Regions, and Ethnic Groups:
中国 (China), China、Chinese, 支那 (China), PRC
香港 (Hong Kong) (bar where only members are allowed to publish posts.)
台湾 (Taiwan), taiwan, tw
中华民国 (the Republic of China)
新疆 (Xinjiang), xj, xinjiang
西藏 (Tibet, xi zang in Pinyin), 藏 (zang), 藏西 (zang xi), tibet, xizang, xz
瓮安 (Weng’an)
China’s ethnic groups such as 汉族 (Han Chinese), 藏族 (Tibetans), 满族 (Manchu), 蒙古族 (Mongolian), 回族 (Hui), 维吾尔族 (Uighurs), 朝鲜族 (Koreans), 俄罗斯族 (Russians)
美国 (USA), 美国人 (American), meiguo, 美利坚(America), 美利坚合众国 (the United States of America), America, American, USA
日本(Japan),日, 日本人(Japanese), 曰本 (yueben, which resembles 日本 in characters), ri, riben, ribenren, rb, Jap, Japan, Japanese, 大和(Yamato), 大和民族 (Yamato people)
苏联 (the Soviet Union), 苏维埃 (Soviet)
蒙古 (Mongolia)
阿拉伯 (Arab)
以色列 (Israel)
犹太、犹太人 (Judaism, Jewish people)
巴勒斯坦 (Palestine)
耶路撒冷 (Jerusalem), jerusalem
朝鲜 (North Korea), 韩国 (South Korea), 高丽 (Goryeo), korea

Names of historical sites:
靖国神社 (Yasukuni Shrine) 靖国 (Yasukuni, literally “defending the country”)
天安门 (Tiananmen)

Negative figures and organizations:
希特勒 (Hitler), 阿道夫 (Adolf), hitler
墨索里尼 (Mussolini)
东条英机 (Hideki Tojo)
基地 (Al Qaeda), 拉登 (Bin Laden)
山口组 (Yamaguchi-gumi)
光头党 (Skinhead)

Sexual content:
阴茎 (penis) 鸡巴 (cock)
阴道 (vagina), vagina
乳房 (breast)
肛门 (anus)
交配 (mating), 性交 (sexual intercourse), 口交 (oral sex), 交 (intercourse), 打手枪 (masturbation)
勃起 (erection)
射精 (ejaculation)
强奸 (rape)
女干 (“奸” separated)
性 (sex), 色情 (eroticism),
娼、妓 (prostitute), 女支 (“妓” separated)
names of Japanese adult video actresses such as Madoka Ozawa

Violence:
杀 (kill), 自杀 (suicide)
凌迟 (slow slicing)
自宫 (self castration)
切腹 (Seppuku)

Profane language:

操(fuck), fuck
混蛋 (bastard)

Language related to Baidu:
反百度 (anti-Baidu), 百度垃圾 (Baidu trash), 百度破产 (Baidu bankrupt)
不存在 (does not exist) (Note: after a bar is blocked, what shows on the screen when you search the keyword on Baidu is “xx bar does not exist.”)
管理员(moderator)

Others:
十大神兽 (10 Mythical Creatures), 草泥马 (Cao Ni Ma, literally “Grass Mud Horse”), 草泥 (Grass Mud), 马勒戈壁 (Mahler Gobi), 法克鱿 (Fa Ke Yu, literally “French-Croatian Squid”), 尾申鲸 (Wei Shen Jing, literally “Superior Tail Whale”); (for more details, see the Wikipedia page “Baidu 10 Mythical Creatures”.)
毒豺 (Du Chai, literally “Vicious Jackal,”which is pronounced similar to the word 独裁, dictatorship, in Chinese)
鸣猪 (Ming Zhu, literally “Mooing Pig,”pronounced similar to the word 民主, democracy, in Chinese)
春哥 (Big Brother Chun, referring to the female singer Li Yuchun), 春哥纯爷们 (Brother Chun is all man)
赌博 (gamble), 赌场 (casino), 六合彩 (Mark Six)
毒品 (drug), 大麻 (marijuana), 鸦片 (opium), 吗啡 (morphine)
日军 (Japanese army)

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See also from CDT: “A List of Censored Words in Chinese Cyberspace.”