Sensitive Words: Leaders New and Old

As of November 16, the following search terms are blocked on Sina Weibo (not including the “search for user” function):
Yan Jingjing, daughter of PLA Song and Dance Troupe singer Yan Weiwen, is unsearchable on Sina Weibo.
Pinyin Spelling of Leaders’ Names:
– [Zhang] dejiang: Member of the newly elected Politburo Standing Committee (PSC).
– [Zhang] gaoli: New PSC member.
– jiaqinglin: One of the outgoing PSC members.
– [Xi] jinping: Incoming CCP president. Re-tested.
– [Li] keqiang: Incoming CCP prime minister.
– [Wang] qishan ([王] 岐山): New PSC member.
– wangyang (汪洋): Party Secretary of Guangdong Province. Wang’s absence from the new PSC troubles those who hope for reform in China’s new leadership.
– [Liu] yunshan ([刘] 云山): New PSC member.
– [Yu] zhengsheng ([俞] 正声): New PSC member. Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan:
– XiJP (习JP): Xi Jinping
– Secretary Xi (习书记)
– Crown Prince/Emperor Xi (习皇(储/帝))
– Xi Cannot-Comment (习禁评): re-tested
– Chairman Xi (习主席): re-tested
– Lady Xi (习夫人): Refers to Peng Liyuan.
– Lady Peng (彭夫人)
– Her Majesty the Empress (皇后娘娘)
– First Lady (第一夫人)
– Mother of the Nation (国母): re-tested Other Post-18th-Party-Congress Terms:
– Seven Chiefs (七巨头): Refers to the seven new members of the PSC.
– Prime Minister Li (李总理): Li Keqiang
– Kim Il-sung + university (金日成+大学): Official documents reveal that PSC member Zhang Dejiang graduated with a degree in economics from North Korea’s Kim Il-sung University.
– join the PSC (入常): re-tested
– Liu Yongqing (刘永清): Hu Jintao’s wife.
– Prime Minister Wen (温总理): Wen Jiabao
– Bo Wen (薄温): Refers to Bo Xilai and Wen Jiabao.
– Yan Jingjing (阎晶晶): Yan Weiwen’s daughter, who is also Li Zhaoxing’s daughter-in-law. Yan Weiwen is a tenor in the People’s Liberation Army General Political Department Song and Dance Troupe. ...
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