Sensitive Words: Did Xi “Get Help” on PhD Thesis?

As of September 11, the following search terms are blocked on Sina Weibo (not including the “search for user” function).

黑帮老大

Men in black: from left, Jiang Zemin, Xi Jinping, and Hu Jintao. (钢舔侠/Weibo)

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

Browse all of CDT’s collected sensitive words in this bilingual Google spreadsheet.

CDT Chinese runs a project that crowd-sources filtered keywords on Sina  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.

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