Sensitive Words: Zhou Yongkang, Media, Shade – China Digital Times (CDT)

Zhou Yongkang Under Investigation: The New York Times reported on Monday that former security czar Zhou Yongkang is being investigated for corruption. Chinese netizens use nicknames and use characters homophonous with those in Zhou’s full name (Zhou Yongkang 周永康) to continue the conversation, but the censors are catching up with many of these alternate “spellings.”

In the blocked keywords listed below, homophonous characters are translated to show their place in Zhou’s name. They are used purely for sound.

via Sensitive Words: Zhou Yongkang, Media, Shade – China Digital Times (CDT).

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