Beijing Bans Washington Post, Guardian Websites Amid Political Crackdown
The grip over the Internet and information generally is tightening across the globe. In the world’s Ultimate Crony Capitalist State this is especially the case.
China has banned the websites of The Washington Post and The Guardian amid a government crackdown on information surrounding the politically sensitive 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre on June 4th, according to the Post – which notes that the two websites were among “the last few major English-language outlets that were still regularly accessible from mainland China” without using a VPN…
…Reacting to the crackdown, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a Monday statement: “the Chinese Communist Party leadership sent tanks into Tiananmen Square to violently repress demonstrations calling for democracy, human rights and an end to rampant corruption,” adding “China’s one-party state tolerates no dissent and abuses human rights whenever it serves its interests.”