China censors WSJ story

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WSJ China

Chinese authorities have blocked online access to an article published on the English-language and Chinese-language websites of The Wall Street Journal that describes how a top Chinese state banker’s commercial success hasn’t translated into promotion within the Communist Party.

A story on the Journal website states, “The Journal had posted the English-language article about Jiang Jianqing, the longtime chairman of Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Ltd., at about noon Tuesday in China. It posted the Chinese version of the article on its Chinese-language site about two hours later.

“By 6 p.m. Tuesday in China, access to both the English- and Chinese-language versions of the article had been blocked. A post linking to the article on the Journal’s Sina Weibo microblog account was also blocked. A Sina spokesman said he didn’t have an immediate comment.

“For more go to China Real Time.”

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