Sensitive Words: Tiananmen (2) (Update)

Sensitive Words: Tiananmen (2) (Update)

Update: See below the original post.

Since CDT posted a long list of terms related to Tiananmen blocked from Sina Weibo search, readers have found even more:

  • Muxidi (木樨地): A location in Beijing’s Xicheng district and site of some of the bloodiest military force against protesters.
  • Gongzhufen (公主坟): transportation hub in Beijing and site of military violence against protesters.
  • Shanghai Composite Index (上证指数): The Shanghai stock exchange fell 64.89 points on June 4, a figure that looks like the date of the Tiananmen Massacre (6/4/89). The index also opened yesterday at 2346.98–the same date backwards, preceded by the number of years since the crackdown (23).
  • stock market (股市)

Netizens using Chinese characters for visual effect have also been thwarted:

  • 占占人: a man (人) in front of two tanks (占)
  • 占占占人: a man in front of three tanks

Yaxue Cao of Seeing Red in China reports that posting the following “illustration” on Sohu Weibo caused Twitter user free2000fly‘s Sohu account to be blocked:

  • 占占占占人 占占占点 占占点占 占点占占 点占占占 灬占占占占

The six groups of characters depict a man being crushed under four tanks. This string is also blocked on Sina Weibo.

Update: More Blocked Words (compiled from CDT Chinese here and here)

  • massacre in Beijing (北京屠城)
  • Shanghai Composite (上证)
  • index (指数)
  • closing quotation [in stock market] (收盘)
  • fall [of price] (下跌)


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