Monday, May 13, 2013

China's Web Sites Censor Searches For "Deng Zhuodi" - Deng Xiaoping's Grandson

On May 3, 2013, China's official news agency Xinhua published an article on its web site entitled "Deng Xiaoping's Only Grandson Deng Zhuodi Assumes Post of Deputy County Chief of Pingguo County, Guangxi" (邓小平唯一孙子邓卓棣任广西平果副县长).

That same day, published an English language article entitled "Deng Xiaoping’s Grandson Named Deputy County Chief." According to that article: "It was reported that Deng Zhuodi was an erudite and diligent man with outstanding work ability, but he kept low profile and never received any interview."

The following screenshots show how China's web sites were censoring search results for information regarding Deng Zhuodi.
Between May 4 and May 9, Sina Weibo began censoring search results
for "Deng Zhuodi America." (邓卓棣 美国)
Screenshots taken on May 9 show Baidu did not censor search results for
"Deng Zhuodi America," but did censor results for (邓卓棣 美国)
"Deng Zhoudi American Nationality." (邓卓棣 美国国籍)
Screenshots taken on May 9 show that Tencent Weibo
and the Sogou and Youdao search engines return no
results for a search for "Deng Zhuodi," just a
censorship notice.