Wukan blocked only on Weibo
BBC reported yesterday that Wukan, a village in south China where a major land-grab protest is taking place, has been added to the list of blocked keywords on Weibo (China protest in Guangdong's Wukan 'vanishes from web'). Our system does not yet monitor Weibo keywords（We do monitor them now ）, but we have done a manual search and come up with this list:
The message shown when trying to search for a blocked keyword on Weibo is:
This translates into: According to relevant law, regulations and policies, search results for Wukan cannot be displayed.
However, Weibo aside, Wukan and other related search terms are not blocked on Google Search, nor on Wikipedia (neither the English or Chinese version), nor on Western news sites. These are all listed top right on this page together with their latest status, continously updated by our system.
The fact that such a sensitive issue is blocked on Weibo only might testity to the importance that the authorities attribute to the Chinese microblogging service compared to other media.