Sensitive Words: Chen Guangcheng (Updated)

New terms surrounding Chen Guangcheng’s escape and those who helped him have been censored as of April 28:

Concerning the Arrest of He Peirong (@pearlher): pearl, zhen + zhu (the pinyin transcription for “pearl”), He Peirong
网友珍珠被捕相关:珍珠,zhen+zhu,何培蓉

Concerning Rumors of Chen’s Whereabouts: UA898 (from an online rumor that Chen has already boarded United Airlines flight 898 en route to Washington, D.C.), embassy (from another rumor that Chen is in the U.S. embassy in Beijing)
光诚行踪传言:UA898(网传陈光诚已坐联合航空UA898次航班飞至华盛顿),使馆(另有传言称光诚身处美国驻京大使馆)

Chen’s Family: Chen Kegui (Chen’s nephew, running from the authorities since he attacked local officials)
光诚家人:陈克贵(背景新闻见此)

Overseas Media: CNN, BBC (both have actively reported on Chen’s escape)
海外媒体:CNN,BBC(这两家媒体都积极报道了陈光诚顺利出逃的消息)

Collateral: Shawshank Redemption (The story became a Weibo meme as netizens compare its story to Chen’s. More from CDT Chinese here.)
躺着也中枪:肖申克(详情见此)

Locations: Linyi, Dongshigu (retested)
相关地名:临沂,东师古(复测)

 

As of April 27, the following search terms are blocked on Weibo (not including the “search for user” function):

Relating to Chen Guangcheng: blind man (mángrén)*, blind man (xiāzi)**, GC (from CGC, short for Chen Guangcheng), Guangcheng, light + truth
Retested: Let there be light, let there be truth
陈光诚相关:盲人*,瞎子**,GC (CGC为“陈光诚”常见缩写),Guangcheng,光+诚
陈光诚相关复测:要有光,要有诚

* Chen is often called the Blind Lawyer of Shandong
** Netizens use the term “that blind man from Shandong” to get around the censors
*陈常被成为山东盲人律师
**为了绕过审查网友常用“山东那个瞎子”来指代陈光诚

Note: All Chinese-language words are tested using simplified characters. The same terms in traditional characters occasionally return different results.

CDT Chinese runs a project that crowd-sources filtered keywords on Sina Weibo search. CDT independently tests the keywords before posting them, but some searches later become accessible again. We welcome readers to contribute to this project so that we can include the most up-to-date information.