by Lady Michelle-Jennifer Santos, Chief Visionary Founder & Owner
August 5, 2013 (TSR) – Access to the Wall Street Journal’s Chinese-language edition, cn.wsj.com, has been entirely blocked since Aug. 2 in China.
Only the local version of the US newspaper, and not the English-language website, was unavailable, which perhaps signals that the goal is not to entirely block the publication, but merely to restrict viewing.
The Journal’s Chinese-language site has had certain articles blocked since it was launched in 2002, but rarely the whole site.
Indeed, officials censor routinely and delete online content that are deemed sensitive but less often block entire websites. Most times, a foreign website is blocked as punishment for content critical or uncomplimentary to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) or the People’s Republic of China, though unflattering content about high ranking officials of the Party, which controls media censorship in China, are also off limits.
It’s not obvious why Wall Street Journal was blocked, but here is what IS obvious: There has been a lot of insidious propaganda, distortions and lies against China from the outside, in particular from USA and especially since 2011 to destabilize the country.
Thus, the ruling Communist Party tightly controls the Internet and news media much more since then. President Xi Jinping, who is now at the helm, is very much aware and protective of the sovereignty of his nation.
The false flag in 2011, “Jasmin Revolution” which was by an internet site funded by USA was squashed immediately.
Another example of destabilization propaganda was in 2012, when the websites of New York Times and financial site Bloomberg were blocked due to publishing articles revealing the “enormous fortunes” of former premier Wen Jiabao and current president Xi Jinping through its family.
In June, censors shut down Chinese users’ social media accounts of Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun, which had a following of over a million users. Until the accounts were deleted, it was the most popular foreign media outlet in China. Note that there is an East China Sea dispute going on and there are many mainstream media that is being used to demonize China these days.
The Chinese don’t do anything that is rash, so we can safely say that there is a reason for the block as it coincides with everything going on from USA side on that very date, until today. People only need to trace the events and put things together like puzzles.
A spokesperson for the Journal could not immediately be reached for comment, according to AFP. Surprised? No.