Sensitive Words: Long Live the Elder

Sensitive Words highlights keywords that are blocked from Sina Weibo search results. CDT independently tests the keywords before posting them, but some searches later become accessible...

Drawing the News: I Come in Peace

Rebel Pepper offers his interpretation of the message delivered by President Xi Jinping (aka Steamed Bun Xi) during the military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the end of...

Code Word of the Week: TG

The Word of the Week comes from the Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon, a glossary of terms created by Chinese netizens and encountered in online political discussions. These are the...

Minitrue: Downplay Western Leaders Not at Parade

The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. The name of the issuing body has been omitted to protect...

Nan Qiao: Xi Won’t Dare Celebrate With the People...

Ahead of a massive military parade to commemorate the defeat of Japanese forces and the end of World War II in Beijing, a security crackdown was part of preparatory measures enacted...

Roads Closed, Monkeys on Patrol Ahead of WWII Parade...

4:30 am security check for media covering #China #military #parade in Tiananmen Square #beijing pic.twitter.com/eWOVsDdrkj — Julie Makinen (@JulieMakLAT) September 2, 2015...