China’s Great Firewall blocks a number of big-name sites every year. Last year, news sites were under fire for their reporting on China’s leaders and their wealth, and so Bloomberg, The New York Times
, and the Chinese-language sites of Reuters and the Wall Street Journal
were blocked in 2013. But, in a rare move, two of those have been unblocked over the weekend.
Numerous Chinese web users noticed that the Chinese editions of Reuters (cn.reuters.com) and the WSJ (cn.wsj.com) are now accessible in the country. They both remain available on Monday morning local time.