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BBC Chinese: The Wall Street Journal’s Chinese Language Website is Down

On August 4, BBC Chinese reported that the website for the Chinese language edition of the Wall Street Journal was down and might be blocked in China. Chinese Internet users posted complaints stating that they could visit the English website but not the Chinese one. BBC Chinese said that it was not clear whether the website was down due to technical issues or the actions of the Chinese authorities.

The website of the Wall Street Journal’s Chinese website was launched in 2002. On a number of occasions in the past, the Chinese authorities blocked some of its contents. In 2010 and 2012, there were reports that the entire website had been blocked. In 2012, the English and Chinese websites for Bloomberg and the New York Times were blocked because they published information that the family members of Xi Jinping and Wen Jiabao were involved in money laundering.

Source: BBC Chinese, August 4, 2013