Sensitive Words: Qidong Protest, Beijing Flood

Sensitive Words: Qidong Protest, Beijing Flood

As of July 29, the following search terms are blocked on Weibo (not including the “search for user” function):

Qidong mayor Sun Jianhua was stripped by protesters.

Qidong Protest: After their formal application to stage a protest was denied, residents of Qidong, Jiangsu province took to the streets in opposition to the planned construction of a paper mill. Fearing water pollution, demonstrators overturned police cars, broke into government buildings and even stripped the mayor. The construction project has since been permanently cancelled.

  • Sun Jianhua (孙建华): The mayor of Qidong, Sun was stripped and forced to wear a protest shirt by the crowd.
  • Qidong (启东)
  • QD: Pinyin abbreviation for Qidong.
  • QDong (Q东)
  • QiD (启D)
  • Oji Paper (王子造纸): The Japanese company which planned to construct a paper mill in Qidong.

Beijing Flood:

  • Fu Zhenghua (傅政华): Director of the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau.


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.

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