China censors Stock Index for Tiananmen-Date-Points

Die Chinesen haben die Erwähnungen ihrer Börse und einiger Börsenkurse zensiert, nachdem aus denen sowohl die Zahl 23 und das Datum des Massakers auf dem Platz des himmlischen Friedens herausgelesen werden konnten, das sich gestern zum 23. mal jährte. Die Chinesen untersuchen grade, ob Hacker die Börsenkurse manipulierten (was unwahrscheinlich ist). Zahlenmystik, Börsenkurse, Diktaturen, Hacking, Zensur und ein Superzufall, geil.

Maybe it was just a coincidence, but when the Shanghai Stock Exchange fell 64.89 points on Monday — uncannily echoing the date of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on pro-democracy students on June 4, 1989, exactly 23 years earlier — the Chinese blogosphere went into a tizzy. “I want to thank all the stock traders!” wrote one microblogger. “Maybe God does exist?” wrote another. […]

In a nation where numerology is taken very seriously, the censors quickly began blocking searches for “stock market,” “Shanghai stock,” “Shanghai stock market,” “index” and related terms. They also deleted large numbers of microblog postings about the numerical surprise. […] Not only did the broad index of the Shanghai exchange fall 64.89 points on Monday, but the index also opened that morning at 2346.98, a figure that, to some, looked like the date of the crackdown written backward, followed by the 23rd anniversary.

Market’s Echo of Tiananmen Date Sets Off Censors, spOnline: Börse bizarr – China zensiert politisch brisante Kursergebnisse, BBC: China bars stock index web search after Tiananmen match (via Fefe)