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Taboo words in China

It’s something of a parlor game among Chinese Internet users to figure out what terms and words really are taboo.

Chinese users of the popular peer-to-peer file-sharing application eMule found that the company is blocking searches of the following terms and words in China. (Some of these words are still searchable on some sites.)

adult

adultery

brainwash

censorship

civil movement

core principles

corruption

credit crisis

Cultural Revolution

Dalai Lama

demonstration

dissident

economic bubble

Edgar Snow

evil

exile

fraud

genocide

impeachment

June 4

lust

mafia

mainland

mistress

Mongolian independence

multiparty

national secret

nurse

naked

one-party

overthrow

princeling

rape

Rebiya Kadeer

revolution

riot

scripture

sperm

state security

Taiwan independence

temptation

Tiananmen

Tibet independence

truth

yellow


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