Sensitive Words: Intranets, Prostitution and More

Sensitive Words: Intranets, Prostitution and More

As of August 8, the following search terms are blocked on Weibo (not including the “search for user” function):

Today’s Hot Topics:


  • Celestial Empire (兲朝): Alternate writing of Celestial Empire (天朝). The original word (i.e. without the character 兲) has not been blocked.
  • evil spirit (邪灵)

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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