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
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)
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.
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
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