Wednesday, October 10, 2012

On 101st Anniversary of Founding of Republic of China, Baidu Bans Tieba Forums on "Xinhai Revolution" and "Republic of China"

According to the state-sponsored China Daily: "The 1911 Revolution, or the Xinhai Revolution, began with the Wuchang Uprising on October 10, 1911 and led to the fall of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and the establishment of the Republic of China (1912-1949)."

These screenshots, taken on October 10, 2012, shows that searches for "Republic of China" (中华民国) and "Xinhai Revolution" (辛亥革命) on Baidu's Tieba Forum returns a notice saying: "Apologies, in accordance with relevant laws, regulations, and policies, this forum cannot be opened." (抱歉,根据相关法律法规和政策,本吧暂不开放。).

The latter is possibly the result of Baidu's banning forums on "revolution."

There is a forum for "Xinhai," but it had only one post on October 10 (actually, only one post since October 7), which read "Even though the republican road has been longer than we imagined, nevertheless whatever the night is like, there are always those who hold the torch of truth" (尽管共和的道路比我们想象的更为漫长,但无论怎样的夜里,都有人保存着真理的火种).

Translation: Huang Xuqin and Wang Jianbing Inciting Subversion Indictment

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