Sina and Tencent Censor "Wukan" on Their Weibos
On December 21, 2011, the state sponsored Global Times published an editorial entitled “Wukan Hints at Urgency of Better Governance.” Some excerpts:
The village of Wukan in Guangdong Province is under the spotlight. Over the past months, villagers launched demonstrations against land exploitation and election-fixing by village heads. However, following village representative Xue Jinbo's death last week during police custody, peaceful protest turned into social unrest. The village is now cordoned off by police, as the authorities attempt to negotiate a deal.These screenshots were taken on December 14, 2011, and show that Sina Weibo and Tencent Weibo were censoring search results for “Wukan Village” (乌坎村).