In a Rare Move, China Unblocks Chinese Versions of Reuters and WSJ sites

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By: Steven Millward | Tech in Asia

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 ( and the WSJ ( are now accessible in the country. They both remain available on Monday morning local time.


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