The person in the photo obscured part of the government-penned slogan. It now reads "Marching to a New Prosperity Only If the Party Leaves."

Once upon a time in the East, China's leaders held their own umbrellas--here's Premier Zhao and Ronald Reagan in 1984.

Disgraced Communist Party chief Bo Xilai went on trial earlier this year. According to ProPublica's caption writers, the quotation on the photo says this: "Corruption is a festering problem for the government. It is a slow-acting disease and strongly affects the livelihoods of the people."

Wang Lin is a celebrity faith healer, some of whose acts have been debunked, who now lives in Hong Kong. He's known for his friendships with the elite and his large fortune. Photos of the Qigong practitioner make up 7% of the photos posted on Sina Weibo.

"Welcoming government scrutiny of the people," reads the caption on the cartoon, which shows a scientist and a journalist being muzzled by a shadowy figure. The Weibo poster is arguing in his caption that, currently, Chinese lawyers are the profession most at risk.

Here is the daughter of an businessman arrested on trumped-up charges posing with a photo of her dad, and a headband that says "Hunger strike!@ Rescue my father."

Eight percent of Sina Weibo's banned posts are related to protests. The main photo shows a protest in neighboring Taiwan, following the death in custody of a 24-year-old corporal.

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See What The Chinese Authorities Deem To Be Dangerous On Sina Weibo

What's not allowed: photos of China's ruling class being sheltered by umbrellas held by serfs.

Censorship in China is nothing new—we all know that—but a project by ProPublica has analyzed all the images altered by Chinese authorities on microblogging site Sina Weibo since May 2013, and the results give a fascinating look at what makes the Chinese ruling party tick—and what ticks it off.

ProPublica looked at more than 80,000 posts during a 10-day period, and of these, 527 contained censored images. The categories in the study range from scandal and corruption through dissidents, cartoons, and humor, the largest category of these being, unsurprisingly, political statements.

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