Sensitive Words: Chen Guangcheng (4)

Sensitive Words: Chen Guangcheng (4)

As of May 3, the following search terms are blocked on Weibo (not including the “search for user” function):

  • Chaoyang Hospital (朝阳医院)
  • left of his own volition (自行离开)
  • Gary Locke + hospital (骆家辉+医院)
  • US + embassy (美+大使)
  • Guangcheng (光cheng)
  • guangcheng (guang诚)

The following terms are still blocked after a re-test:

  • political asylum (政治庇护)
  • Teng Biao (滕彪): Chen Guangcheng’s lawyer

For other censored terms related to Chen Guangcheng, see our posts from April 27-28 and May 2.

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.


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