As of June 18, the following search terms are blocked on Weibo (not including the “search for user” function):
- 含笑酒泉: From a spoof headline about the manned spaceship Shenzhou 9, launched Saturday from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center:
Shenzhou 9 Launch a Success / Leaders Die Happy
含笑酒泉 hánxiào Jiǔquán sounds the same as 含笑九泉 “to die happy”
- Yili + mercury (伊利+汞)
- Yili + milk powder (伊利+奶粉)
Alternate Spellings for Li Wangyang:
- Li Wangyang (李旺阳): retest
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. To add words, check out the form at the bottom of CDT Chinese’s latest sensitive words post.