Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Sina Weibo Stops Censoring "Zhou Yongkang," Keeps Censoring "Xi Jinping Zhou Yongkang"

On July 29, 2014, China’s official news agency Xinhua reported “The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has decided to place Zhou Yongkang under investigation for suspected ‘serious disciplinary violation.’”

Zhou is a former member of the Political Bureau Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and Minister of Public Security.

These screenshots show that Sina Weibo recently stopped censoring searches for Zhou’s name, but that it continues to censor search results for “Xi Jinping Zhou Yongkang” (习近平 周永康).

Screenshots taken hours after the Xinhua announcement.