WSJ site blocked in China
John Russell of TheNextWeb.com reports that China has blocked access to The Wall Street Journal’s local language website, putting its in the same position as Bloomberg News and New York Times, which are also censored in the country.
Russell writes, “A check for the Chinese version of WSJ — cn.wsj.com — on monitoring site GreatFire.org shows that the URL is blocked as of this weekend, although access may have first been restricted within the last month. The English-language version of the site remains accessible, suggesting the aim is to disrupt WSJ’s reach in China rather than shut it off entirely.
“GreatFire tests the availability of selected URLs once per month and, though it recorded ‘contradictory’ results twice this year, this marks the first instance that WSJ has been unavailable in China.
“GreatFire previously broke news of China’s widespread blockage of Google services during the 18th Communist Party Congress last year, and it regularly reports new blocks on websites and services.”
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