Sensitive Words: Trials of New Citizens

Sensitive Words: Trials of New Citizens
Ding Jiaxi (Weibo/ChinaChange)

Ding Jiaxi in detention. (Weibo/ChinaChange)

Two months after New Citizens Movement founder Xu Zhiyong was sentenced to four years in prison for “gathering a crowd to disturb public order,” fellow lawyer and activist Ding Jiaxi faced the same charges in a Beijing court on Tuesday. Li Wei, who along with Ding participated in a protest last year for government officials to disclosure their financial assets, also went on trial Tuesday, while their colleague Zhao Changqing goes to trial tomorrow.

The New York Times covers the story in the context of Xi Jinping’s anti-corruption campaign, while ChinaChange translates a statement made by Ding from prison.

As of April 9, the following search terms are blocked on Sina Weibo (not including the “search for user” function).

  • 丁家喜+法院 (Ding Jiaxi+court)
  • 丁家喜+旁听 (Ding Jiaxi+observe [trial])
  • 丁家喜+财产公示 (Ding Jiaxi+financial disclosure)
  • 丁家喜+官员财产 (Ding Jiaxi+officials’ assets)
  • 李蔚+法院 (Li Wei+court)
  • 李蔚+旁听 (Li Wei+observe [trial])
  • 李蔚+财产公示 (Li Wei+financial disclosure)
  • 李蔚+官员财产 (Li Wei+officials’ assets)
  • 公民+运动 (citizen+movement)
  • 赵常青 (Zhao Changqing)

Via CDT Chinese.

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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  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.

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