Sensitive Words: The Yunnan Cannibal

As of May 29, the following search terms are blocked on Weibo (not including the “search for user” function):

Related to the case of Yunnan serial killer Zhang Yongming: Several sources have reported that when Zhang Yongming couldn’t finish eating the flesh of his victims, he sold it in the market as ostrich meat. On April 25, 19-year-old Han Yao of Jinning, Yunnan suddenly went missing. His case has been the key to the mystery of missing children in the area.

  • salted meat (腌肉)
  • ostrich meat (鸵鸟肉)
  • thigh meat (大腿肉)
  • strip the flesh and bury the bones (剔肉埋骨)
  • skeleton (尸骨)
  • eat + victim (吃+受害者)
  • eat + juvenile (吃+少年)
  • Han Yao (韩耀)
  • chain of missing people (连环失踪案)

See more sensitive words related to the Zhang Yongming case from May 25 here.

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. To add words, check out the form at the bottom of CDT Chinese’s latest sensitive words post.