Keep your mouth and *** Shut is the Guide line.
We should enrol the Services of ‘Anonymous’ to post comments in China.
As of April 5, the following search terms are blocked on Weibo (not including the “search for user” function):
- Xi Cannot-Comment [Xí Jìnpíng 习禁评] (a new online nickname for Xi Jinping)
- Political and Legislative Affairs Committee + training [Zhèngfǎwěi + péixùn 政法委+培训]
- local Party committee [dìfang dǎngwěi 地方党委] (From March 26 to 31, 462 local secretaries gathered for the first national Political and Legislative Affairs Committee Secretaries Training Program, on which Zhou Yongkang spoke and stressed Party’s leadership. His speech has then been interpreted in different ways and referred to the recent political rumors in China. )
- “HU Embroidered-Set” [HU Jǐntào HU锦套] (A popular nickname of Hu Jintao used by Chinese netizens to avoid censorship.)
- “democratic freedom” [mínzhǔ zìyóu 民主自由]
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.
Chinese netizens are quick to express their opinions on the new order on Sina Weibo and Tencent microblogging services that outlaws commenting, a key feature of the popular services. Below are three cartoons being spread around Chinese cyberspace. To read more from Chinese netizens on this issue, seeCDT Chinese.
Hey, so banning comments can prevent the spread of rumors?”
“Of course not. They just want you to know who the real boss is.”