Thursday, March 10, 2016

South China Morning Post's Chinese social media accounts vanish

The SCMP's Weibo accounts on both Tencent and Sina were eliminated, with the original links redirecting to an error page. There are also no posts visible on its WeChat page. The paper's Chinese-language site,, however, remains accessible according to


One person familiar with the blocking of the social media accounts told Quartz that Wang’s editorial had irritated officials in Beijing because it had linked Xi with Mao’s Cultural Revolution, even though it was describing the differences between Xi and leftists.

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