Sensitive Words: Xi Jinping’s First Wife, More

Sensitive Words: Xi Jinping’s First Wife, More

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

  • Ke Lingling (柯玲玲): Xi Jinping’s former wife. Ke is the youngest daughter of Ke Hua, former ambassador to the UK. Xi and Ke Lingling’s marriage ended in divorce, after which Ke moved to Britain.
  • Xi Jinping+former wife (习近平+前妻)
  • Shen Weichen+Tan Jing (申维辰+谭晶): Shen, a discipline inspection official and head of the Chinese Association for Science and Technology, is himself under investigation for “serious violation of discipline and law.” Netizens speculate that Shen had an affair with the PLA singer Tan Jing. The State Council Information office has directed websites to delete an article about Shen and Tan.
  • Liu Weiguo (刘卫国): Xu Zhiyong‘s lawyer.

Via CDT Chinese.

weibo-headBrowse all of CDT’s collected sensitive words.

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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