Some Chinese computer users abruptly lost the ability to view NYTimes.com on 18th of December.
Despite having lifted some of the restrictions they recently imposed on the Web sites of other media, the Chinese authorities continued blocking access from mainland China to the Web site of The New York Times over the next weekend.
Tang Rui, an official with the government’s International Press Center in Beijing, said that he had no specific information. “It might be a technical problem,” he said Friday.
But the problem persisted on Saturday and Sunday.
Read the whole story in International Herald Tribune.
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