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 Weibo search, readers have found even more:

  • Muxidi (木樨地): A location in ’s Xicheng district and site of some of the bloodiest military force against protesters.
  • Gongzhufen (公主坟): hub in Beijing and site of military violence against protesters.
  • Shanghai Composite Index (上证指数): The fell 64.89 points on June 4, a figure that looks like the date of the Tiananmen (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)

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 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 ] (下跌)
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