Sensitive Words: Run-Up to Tiananmen Anniversary

As of May 25, the following search terms are blocked on Sina (not including the “search for user” function).

Three Detained in Guangzhou After Applying for Tiananmen Commemoration: Li Weiguo, Xu Xiangrong, and Li Wensheng were detained by the police in Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong Province, after they applied for city approval for a public Tiananmen Massacre demonstration. RFA reports [zh].

• Li Weiguo (李维国)
• Xu Xiangrong (徐向荣)
• Li Wensheng (李文生)
• 24th anniversary (24周年): This year marks the 24th anniversary of the massacre.
• youxing: Pinyin spelling of “march” (游行 yóuxíng)
• march (游行): retested(复测)

• Bao Pu (鲍朴): Founder of New Century Press in Hong Kong, which publishes books on subjects banned in mainland China. New Century will release Tiananmen democracy activist Chen Yizi’s memoir on June 4 [zh], the anniversary of the crackdown.

All Chinese-language words are tested using simplified characters. The same terms in traditional characters occasionally return different results.

Browse all of CDT’s collected sensitive words in this bilingual Google spreadsheet.

CDT Chinese runs a project that crowd-sources filtered keywords on Sina 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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