As of June 21, the following search terms are blocked on Sina Weibo (not including the “search for user” function).
Jilted Lover Strikes Back: Fan Yue resigned his post as the deputy director of the State Archives Bureau Department of Policies and Laws after his former mistress, Ji Yangnan, posted photos from their tryst on Weibo. Ji alleges that Fan has been pressuring her to pay him back for his gifts to her, including an Audi in 2009 and a Porsche last year. Ji has told the press that Li Zhanshu, a Politburo member, has been protecting Fan.
• Ji Yingnan (纪英男)
• Fan Yue+keep a lover (范悦+包养)
• deputy director+keep a lover (副司长+包养)
• nude photo (裸照)
• Li Zhanshu (栗战书)
• Li Zhanshu (Li战书)
• Li Zhanshu (栗zhanshu)
Nicknames for Xi Jinping:
• Brother Xi (习哥)
• Brother Sly (刁哥): The character for “sly” (刁) looks similar to “Xi” (习).
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 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.
Have a sensitive word tip? Submit it to CDT through this form: