04 Jun '18, 5pm

and 点 are censored in #China, for looking a bit #Tiananmen tanky https://t.co/E3qG4zvYgY

and 点 are censored in #China, for looking a bit #Tiananmen tanky https://t.co/E3qG4zvYgY

I was conversing with my colleague the other day and this random trivia popped up. Advertisement Colleague: Do you know the Chinese censor the word 占? Me: 占? Colleague: Yes because it looks like a tank. And 点 because it looks like a tank rolling over people. Me: You serious? Colleague: Google it. And I did. Advertisement Censored in China Dr. Google brought me to this pri.org article dated June 4, 2016, which compiled a list of banned words or phrases. This list of over 200 words and phrases came from another website called China Digital Times. It consisted of Chinese characters, including 占 and 点, which have been wiped clean off the Chinese Internet (Sina’s Weibo) on June 4 (or leading up to it) every year. Why June 4? Today is June 4. While it means another soul-crushing Monday in 2018 to Singaporeans, it is the 29th anniversary of the Tiananmen protests of 1989, which s...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2018/06/tiananmen-banned-words/

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