How censored is Heywood?

Until a week ago, few Chinese had ever heard of Neil Heywood, and fewer still raised any questions when the 41-year-old British business consultant was found dead in his hotel room. Today, he is so famous — and such a sensitive topic — that China’s Internet censors have banned searches of Heywood’s Chinese name, Hai Wu De.

The above is taken from the Washington Post. Our tests do confirm that Neil Heywood is censored on the Internet in China. But just how censored? Here's an overview:

Baidu

baidu: Neil Heywood

baidu: Heywood

baidu: 海伍德 (his Chinese name)

Google

google: Neil Heywood

google: Heywood

google: 海伍德

Weibo

weibo: Neil Heywood

weibo: Heywood

weibo: 海伍德

Wikipedia

en.wikipedia: Neil Heywood

en.wikipedia: Heywood

zh.wikipedia: 海伍德

 

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