Sensitive Words: Bureau of Dicking Around and More

As of September 1, the following search terms are blocked on (not including the “search for user” function):

Re-tested terms relating to Hong Kong opposition to compulsory patriotic education:

  • brainwashing (洗脑)
  • (梁振英): Chief Executive of Hong Kong. Many Hong Kong citizens see his sympathies lying with Beijing and not the city.

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.