Sensitive Words: Baidu CEO Divorced?

Sensitive Words: Baidu CEO Divorced?

As of November 22, the following search terms are blocked on Sina Weibo (not including the “search for user” function):

Baidu CEO Robin Li and his wife Ma Dongmin.

Baidu CEO Divorced? Baidu stock took a nosedive following rumors that CEO Robin Li and his wife Ma Dongmin have divorced and that Li may relinquish his post. A photo of Li and Ma on vacation in Norway has appeared on Baidu Tieba to counteract the rumors. The affected parties have not yet made any public statement. As for leadership change at Baidu, a November 19 report in Caijing on the possibility has vanished.

A search for “Robin Li” on Sina Weibo still returns results.

– Robin Li + divorce (李彦宏+离婚)
– Robin Li + marriage crisis (李彦宏+婚变)
– Robin Li + mistress (李彦宏+小三)

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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