The Party Listed 829 Words as Sensitive, Code Name for Li Peng Was Listed
As disclosed by a Japanese media outlet, the Chinese
Communist Party (CCP) Propaganda Department listed
829 words as sensitive in July, and it asked all online media
and mobile companies to filter out and delete online posts
and text messages that include those sensitive words.
The list of sensitive words has been distributed
to 40,000 Internet police to be monitored online.
“Human rights,” “parade and demonstration”
and “Falun Gong” are among the words listed as sensitive.
Laughably, the name of the party’s former Premier,
Li Peng, even in its decomposed form, Li Yue Yue Niao, did not escape the sensitive words list.
As reported by Japanese newspaper Sankei Shimbun, the
CCP government has listed more than 800 words as sensitive.
80% of the words are politics related
and 20% are people’s names.
In order not to be screened, some Internet users type
Li Peng, name of the party’s former Premier,
as Li Yue Yue Niao, which is now also listed
as a sensitive phrase.
Huang Qi, founder of website www.64tianwang.com:
“In order to impede freedom of speech, the party has been
playing such tricks for more than 10 years.
They tried to prevent people from commenting on sensitive
topics and from exposing more human rights issues in China.”
The Japanese newspaper also reported that more than
20 words about “Falun Gong” are listed as sensitive words.
For instance, “Falun” and “Fa•Lun•Gong” or
“Fa+Lun+Gong” are all subject to screening.
Regarding this, Zhang Erping, spokesperson for
the Falun Dafa Information Center, stated that
the party has been trying all means to block facts
of the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners over the past 14 years.
Nonetheless, their effort has been futile since it has
made more and more people come to learn the truth.
Zhang Erping: ”The over 800 sensitive words are related
to the topics that people living in China care most about.
Those sensitive words are mostly related to people’s
human rights and the truths that people look to learn.
The party’s information censorship is to cover the truths.
As a matter of fact, the party is already at its wit’s end
and is having a hard time surviving.
It has already been driven into the corner.”
Zhang Erping said that more and more people in China
have learned to utilize Internet software to break through
the party’s internet blockade, and thus learn the truths.
Therefore, sensitive words screening has become
the party’s last life-saving straw.
It’s said that the party asked all online media
to delete posts including sensitive words.
It also asked mobile companies to screen out
Sensitive words are not allowed to appear
in mobile text messages.
Many people are against and resisting the
party’s policy of sensitive words screening.
Huang Qi: ”Closely monitoring can only arouse people’s
repugnance, and a series of problems will be exposed.
Information screening can never solve any problems
but cover them temporarily. It’ll make officials more corrupt.
As is known to all, all kind of problems have been
accumulating in China over the past 10 years,
due to lack of freedom of speech and lack of
supervision by public opinion.”
A lot of sensitive words are related to “parade
and demonstration” and “human rights.”
Commentators think it reflects that increasingly more
people in China have learned to defend their human rights under the CCP’s dictatorship.
Thus, the party is experiencing rising pressure.
Huang Qi: “The party is worried about people’s
group discussion, which can lead to group petition.
After all, people’s discontent is getting stronger and stronger
in China because of various unjust cases and residential houses demolition.
Through censorship, the party aims to stop people
from discussing state affairs and political issues.”
Wikipedia has been blocked by the party many times.
Words and phrases such as “Ai Weiwei” and “June 4”
Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, stated that the party
will soon learn that only freedom of speech can lead
to a stable society, and the Internet will conquer
the party’s censorship.