Great firewall of China - censored terms
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In March 2010, The New York Times reported on a set of censorship guidelines leaked online and verified independently by the Times.One target for censors was the youtan poluo flower. Buddhist lore claims the tiny flower blooms once every 3,000 years, and is a sign of important events. A Falun Gong website identifies the flower shown here as the youtan poluo.
After reports that the flowers were found under a nun's washing machine in March, the government moved to quash further news because it didn't want superstition to spread, the Times reported.