This shows that Chinese censors continue to be primarily concerned with larger-scale discussion of sensitive issues, and are willing to tolerate small outbursts of criticism between individuals.That may be because they think it is not worth the effort to censor everything, or that individual complaints don’t pose a real threat to the Communist Party system, or that they think small-scale protests are a useful release valve for discontent. Here is the full list of terms Citizen Lab has found to be blocked on We Chat, as of March 2017.
That is a very dangerous game you’re playing for the simple reason that the odds are not in your favor—let’s imagine this is a craps game where you roll two dice.
She politely responded but—as Chinese millennials do—with a series of emoticons that only confused matters more.
After about 20 minutes of swapping pleasant iconicry, she abruptly told me to go to sleep. Should I follow up on Monday with real conversation or just let it go for the sake of our working relationship?
In China, you can use We Chat for just about everything—sending messages, transferring money, ordering a taxi, reading the news, even doing your laundry.
But there is one thing that We Chat won’t let you do: discuss politically sensitive topics in a group.