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Britain's Guardian says its website blocked in China

Published on Jan 8, 2014 4:10 PM

BEIJING (REUTERS) - Access to the website of the British newspaper the Guardian has been blocked in China, the newspaper said on Wednesday, adding that it did not know why.

The websites of the New York Times Co and Bloomberg News have been blocked in China for more than a year after they published reports about the wealth of family members of former Premier Wen Jiabao and President Xi Jinping, respectively.

China's ruling Communist Party, anxious to maintain power and preserve stability, routinely blocks access to foreign news websites it deems inappropriate or politically sensitive.

The Guardian cited an anti-censorship website,, as saying that its website was first blocked on Tuesday.

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