Sensitive Words: Catching “Tiger” Zhou Yongkang

As of January 9, the following search terms are blocked on Sina Weibo (not including the “search for user” function).

Zhou Yongkang: The former security czar and Politburo Standing Committee member is under investigation for corruption, according to Reuters and the New York Times. If dealt an official charge, Zhou would be the biggest “tiger” that Xi Jinping has gone after in his campaign to stop corruption among both “tigers” and “flies.”

See also sensitive words posted on October 10 and December 25.

 

Miscellaneous:

 

Via CDT Chinese.

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 on our bilingual Google spreadsheet.

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.

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