As of July 25, the following search terms are blocked on Weibo (not including the “search for user” function):
Beijing Mayor Resigns: Guo Jinlong, mayor of Beijing since November 2007, resigned from his post today. Wang Anshun is now acting mayor. One of Guo’s vice mayors, Ji Lin, also resigned.
- Guo Jinlong (郭金龙)
- Wang Anshun (王安顺)
- Beijing + resign (北京+辞职)
- Beijing + leave office (北京+下台)
- mayor + dismiss (市长+下课)
- mayor + leave office (市长+下台)
- mayor + resign (市长+辞职)
- govern-rot (正腐)
- imperial capital (帝都): retested
Hu (胡): Family name of Hu Jintao
HUzhu (HU主): as in HUChairman (HU主席)
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.