Friday, October 12, 2012

Chinese Websites Censor "Nobel Peace Prize" and "Liu Xiaobo" But Not "Nobel Literature Prize" and "Mo Yan"


On October 11, 2012, China's official news agency Xinhua reported:
Chinese authors and netizens congratulated Mo Yan on Thursday night after he became the country's first Nobel Literature Prize laureate. Mo's win brought joy to his supporters as no Chinese national has ever won the Nobel prize in literature in its century-long history." 
On October 8, 2010, Xinhua reported: "Awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to China's Liu Xiaobo desecrated the prize and could harm China-Norway ties, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu on Friday."

These screenshots were all taken on October 12, 2012, and show that both Baidu and Sina Weibo censor searches for "Nobel Peace Prize" (诺贝尔和平奖) and "Liu Xiaobo" (刘晓波) but not for "Nobel Literature Prize" (诺贝尔文学奖) and "Mo Yan" (莫言).
Baidu bans forums on "Liu Xiaobo," but not "Mo Yan"
Baidu censors searches for "Liu Xiaobo," but not "Mo Yan"

Sina Weibo censors searches for "Liu Xiaobo," but not "Mo Yan"

Baidu censors searches for "Nobel Peace Prize" but not "Nobel Literature Prize"

Baidu bans forums on "Nobel Peace Prize" but not "Nobel Literature Prize"

Sina Weibo censors searches for "Nobel Peace Prize" but not "Nobel Literature Prize"


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