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
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14 Responses to Banned from Discussion: List of Community Forums Censored by Baidu

  1. inadragon says:

    OH BROTHER!!!!

  2. inadragon says:

    This is going to have to be seen to believed,I will have to sent a message to American President’s web page and let him see how free the people in China are NOW! This has the biggest leap back into the dark ages china can go,and I and millions like me thought thought they were backwards already. How can a culture once so intelligent and innovative in past centuries go into such a decline in social progression. They can’t write anything at all,that is the typical warlord attitude expected in Beijing,but i guess that leaves countries with free,FREE SPEECH ,to talk about how the communist corrupt officials and foundation runners,who scoop up billions of dollars to have good times and buy homes all over the world,don’t want to keep hearing about it china,so it can keep the slaves under the cloud of haze of harmony and do everything your told,if they don’t know anything the zombies are more compliant.

  3. John_01 says:

    I will have to sent a message to American President’s web page and let him see how free the people in China are NOW

    It won’t do you no good because most likely he won’t do anything. See if you want to borrow money you got to be nice to your banker

    As to your rant well it is small price to pay in order to ensure stability and economic progress For poor country with no tradition of democracy, It will just end up like Thailand or India, if people are given to much freedom to criticize whatever they want

    Here excerpt from Mark Anthony Jones an Australian who actually lived in worked in rural China and has inside knowledge to problem facing China
    http://blog.foolsmountain.com/2009/04/14/surprisingly-compulsory-education-is-free/

    Many Western critics – especially those Enlightenment fundamentalists of the liberal democratic variety – all too often try to compare China’s performance on both macro and micro human rights indicators against those of their own higher income nations. They then try to link this ‘inferior’ performance to China’s soft authoritarian one-party system of governance. In other words, they are ideologically motivated (or should I say blinded?) when making their assessments.

    When you compare China’s performance on most indicators of human rights (including healthcare and education) to all of its lower-middle income neighbours (some of which are in fact democracies in the Western liberal sense) you will see that China outperfoms them all in most areas. In fact, China even manages to outperform high income countries on some indicators. It is simply wrong then, to argue that China underperforms, or that the absence of parliamentary democracy acts as some kind of fetter on its development. The overwhelming weight of empirical evidence simply does not support such a claim.

    Even when it comes to measures of good governance (including rule of law) China outperforms most of its lower-middle income countries on most indicators! (see the World Bank Good Governance Indicators).

  4. jh says:

    John,

    you wrote:
    “As to your rant well it is small price to pay in order to ensure stability and economic progress For poor country with no tradition of democracy, It will just end up like Thailand or India, if people are given to much freedom to criticize whatever they want”

    There is no point comparing China to India in that regard. The two really resemble opposite ends of human civilization.
    India has a tradition of liberal thinking and accomodation of diversity which is as ancient as is the impact of socially levelling Confucianism and millenia of centralized imperial rule on the Chinese people.

    The only reasonable comparisons for mainland China with regard to democracy and rule of law are East Asian countries, i.e. Japan, Korea and obviously Taiwan.
    And all of these have working democracies and their people enjoy the same freedoms that are common in Western countries!

    You basically keep supporting fascism which is defined in wikipedia as follows:

    “Fascism is a radical, authoritarian, and nationalist ideology.[1][2][3][4] Fascists advocate the creation of a single-party state.[5] Fascists believe that nations and races are in perpetual conflict whereby only the strong can survive by being healthy, vital, and by asserting themselves in combat against the weak.[6] Fascist governments forbid and suppress criticism and opposition to the government and the fascist movement.”

    But while the CCP calls itself Communist (albeit “with Chinese characteristics”), we all know Deng Xiaoping’s famous words:
    “It doesn’t matter what colour the cat is as long as it catches mice.”

    China with its marvellous civilizational history deserves better than a repeat of 20th century Japanese history!

    As the CCP currently enjoys the support of a broad spectrum of Chinese society, it would be a great time for it to turn itself into a party that actually has the vote of the people!
    What is holding them back?

    The Chinese have a long history of enduring hardship and eating bitter. They will not all of a sudden become unrulable. Rather the opposite will happen: their intelligence and spirit will be set free to really advance China!

  5. John_01 says:

    Fascists believe that nations and races are in perpetual conflict whereby only the strong can survive by being healthy, vital, and by asserting themselves in combat against the weak.

    No JH I don’t believe in teritorial expansion or conquering other people and land. I believe it is wrong. Fortunately China doesn’t fit your definition of Fascist state.

    Contrary to your wild imagination,China sign border treaties with all their neighbors save India. Once signed China keep it side of the agreement recognizing the sanctity and inviolation of border. But at the same time China expect the other countries to respect her border and sovereignty And yes that include Tibet.

  6. sr says:

    @John,
    You must really be at odds with the actions of the PRC for the last 60 years (and even farther back than that) if you “don’t believe in teritorial expansion or conquering other people and land”.
    And hmmmm…I wonder why China did not sign a border treaty with India…oh yeah because *Tibet* signed the border treaty with India!

  7. MAC says:

    “Fascists believe that nations and races are in perpetual conflict whereby only the strong can survive by being healthy, vital, and by asserting themselves in combat against the weak.”

    Funny, are you trying to say that the Chinese are NOT fascists, because this sounds like the Chinese to the letter. 落后要挨打, 国富兵强才不被人欺负, etc. etc.

  8. John_01 says:

    I wonder why China did not sign a border treaty with India…oh yeah because *Tibet* signed the border treaty with India!

    No because the so called border was arbitrarily delineated by socalled MacMahon line which the Chinese does not recoqnized as valid. It was an attempt by the british to established buffer zone between british India and China. No tibet has no authority to sign socalled Simla agreement as Tibet was not independent country!

    And the Chinese representative correctly refused to sign the agreement.

    In 1962 India try to encroach on Chinese teritory But was badly beaten and the indian military literarily collapsed All road are open to New Delhi. Everybody was expecting China to march to New Delhi . Instead China withdrawn to Line of Control voluntaririly . No where in the annal of History a conquering army after beaten the opponent, on it own withdrawn to her border .Because the point has been made “Don’t touch the sanctity of Chinese border” It was worthed it, as peace was established.

    India dared not to touch Chinese border since!

  9. jh says:

    John,

    where and in which way did India try to encroach on Chinese territory?
    And how come the Chinese army was much more numerous and well equipped in such a remote place if they were taken by surprise?

    I don’t buy any of this.

    Did you know that Germany attacked Poland in defense only because Poland “tried to encroach on German territory”?
    That is how WWII started.
    Amazing how history repeats itself…

    Of course, you can’t call yourself a fascist anymore after Hitler defamed that honourable attitude. I understand that.

  10. John_01 says:

    JH read this from rediff At the end of the war Indian goverment initiate an investigation as to the cause of the war To their horror they found out they are at fault The report was hidden for numbered of year. Until british researcher Neville Maxwell get acces to it
    http://www.rediff.com/news/2002/oct/08max1.htm

    After the 1962 war, the Indian Army commissioned Lieutenant General Henderson Brooks and Brigadier P S Bhagat to study the debacle. As is wont in India, their report was never made public and lies buried in the government archives. But some experts have managed to piece together the contents of the report. One such person is Neville Maxwell, who has studied the 1962 war in depth.

    In the article that follows, Indians will be shocked to discover that, when China crushed India in 1962, the fault lay at India, or more specifically, at Jawaharlal Nehru and his clique’s doorsteps. It was a hopelessly ill-prepared Indian Army that provoked China on orders emanating from Delhi, and paid the price for its misadventure in men, money and national humiliation.

  11. John_01 says:

    No comparison Hitler attack and occupied,butchered Poland. China just want to make a point then she withdraw to line of control It works all these 56 years peace is maintained, BTW tibetan irregular and transport brigade help China and was credited with valor and merit

    The war was lost because of the incompetence and misjudgement on the part of Indian high command
    http://www.rediff.com/news/2002/oct/08max2.htm
    The struggle between those factions both fed on and fed into the strains placed on the Army by the government’s contradictory and hypocritical policies — on the one hand, proclaiming China an eternal friend against whom it was unnecessary to arm; on the other, exerting armed force to seize territory it knew China regarded as its own.

    Through the early 1950s, Nehru’s covertly expansionist policy had been implemented by armed border police under the Intelligence Bureau, whose director, N B Mullik, was another favourite and confidant of the prime minister. The Army high command, knowing its forces to be too weak to risk conflict with China, would have nothing to do with it. Indeed when the potential for Sino-Indian conflict inherent in Mullik’s aggressive forward patrolling was demonstrated in the serious clash at the Kongka Pass in October 1959, Army HQ and the ministry of external affairs united to denounce him as a provocateur and insisted that control over all activities on the border be assumed by the Army, which thus could insulate China from Mullik’s jabs.

  12. jh says:

    John,

    thanks for your thorough reply.
    I looked up the link as well as the amazingly comprehensive article on the conflict found on wikipedia.

    I am no lawyer, neither am I a historian. And I am not an Indian nationalist as I am not even Indian (and, mind you, you are not a Tibetan, so you are also not talking about areas that have ever been inhabited by your ancestors).

    What I found reasonable were the following Indian views noted in the wikipedia article:
    1)
    “According to later Indian claims, this border was intended to run through the highest ridges of the Himalayas, as the areas south of the Himalayas were traditionally Indian.[22] However, the McMahon Line lay south of the boundary India claims.[14]
    India’s government held the view that the Himalayas were the ancient boundaries of the Indian subcontinent, and thus should be the modern boundaries of India[22] while it is the position of the Chinese government that the disputed area in the Himalayas have been geographically and culturally part of Tibet since ancient times[23]”
    2)
    With regard to Tawang:
    “Due to the increased threat of Japanese and Chinese expansion during this period, British Indian troops secured the town as part of the defense of India’s eastern border.[6]”

    I have spent much time in the Himalayas, so I can relate to what is being talked about.

    The Himalaya not being a line but a range of mountains makes it somewhat difficult to draw a border. Still, the intention of the McMahon line should have been to follow the highest ridges of the Himalayas as this would be the “natural” border line for the modern nation states of China and India.
    There is no point really in insisting on borders at one particular point in time (what the Chinese side calls “geographically and culturally part of Tibet since ancient times”) because borders have shifted all the time with the rise and fall of kingdoms and empires.
    There are plenty of Tibetan influenced areas south of the Himalayas like Ladakh, Kinnaur, Spiti, Sikkim, Bhutan etc. which are not claimed by China.
    And while there is obviously no need to incorporate them in modern day Tibet, there is a need to have a “natural” border between modern day China and India, in particular as there is one available as outstanding as the high Himalayas.

    As for Tawang, it lays way south of the highest ridges and is strategically much too important for modern India to give it up to China.
    Asking India to give up Tawang is the same as asking China to give up Hongkong again and allowing the US to station its army there.
    How willing would China be for such a “deal”?

    I think all of this is pretty much common sense. It is only Chinese nationalist thinking which is in the way of ending this border dispute.
    India has more or less accepted that Aksai Chin is strategically relevant to China, and so should China acknowledge the same for Tawang.

    And after having agreed, the borders between India and Tibet should over time become open again as they have always been since ancient times.

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  14. USpace says:

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    They can’t talk about anything, those poor people. That’s what you get with Communism, totalitarianism, no way around it. You can’t have the people talking about the lies of the Government, the lies of communism, the Government can’t allow it, they need their jobs. They are trapped in the Matrix too. Socialism and Communism are lies, pure and simple.
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