Sensitive: Zhou Yongkang’s Former Associates, More

Sensitive: Zhou Yongkang’s Former Associates, More

As of February 23, the following search terms are blocked on Weibo (not including the “search for user” function).

Zhou Yongkang and Friends:

Former CCTV anchor Shen Bing's "autobiography" details her romantic entanglement with Zhou Yongkang. (Source: Weibo)

Former CCTV anchor Shen Bing’s “autobiography” details her romantic entanglement with Zhou Yongkang. (Source: Weibo)


Jiang Zemin Rumors: Google search results for the following blocked keywords come most frequently from the websites of New Tang Dynasty Television, Aboluowang, and the Epoch Times.

  • 二奸二(假): two betrayals and two falsehoods—In 2009, historian Lü Jiaping published the article “About Jiang Zemin’s ‘Two Betrayals and Two Falsehoods’: Political Issues and a Request for Fraud Investigation.” In 2011, Lü was sentenced to ten years in prison for inciting subversion. Earlier this month, Lü was reportedly released from prison on bail for medical reasons [Chinese].
  • 江+苏俄奸细: Jiang + Soviet spy—Jiang Zemin allegedly had an affair with a Soviet spy during his time in Russia. “Carat Baby” (克拉娃), a reference to the supposed spy, is also frequently a sensitive search term.
  • 江氏+黑幕: Jiang clan + dirty secrets


Xi Jinping:


Also Blocked:


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.

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