Chronicling Free Speech With Mainland Chinese Characteristics
Friday, March 7, 2014
On Day of Two Sessions, Sina Weibo Censors Searches Relating to Violence and Fire In Tiananmen Square
China held the opening meeting of the second session of the 12th NPC at the Great Hall of the People at Tiananmen Square on March 5, 2014.
These screenshots show that on that afternoon Sina Weibo began censoring searches for “Tiananmen Burning” (天安门 燃烧) and “Tiananmen Violence” (天安门 暴动).