China Blocks Access to YouTube Over Tibet Footage
When it comes to Tibet, there are no limits to China's censorship.
China reportedly blocked access to YouTube on Tuesady after discovering video footage uploaded to the site that shows Chinese soldiers beating monks and Tibetan people.
China is reported to have blocked the YouTube video-sharing website because it has been carrying video of soldiers beating monks and other Tibetans.
The date and location of the footage, posted by a Tibetan exile group, cannot be ascertained.
A Chinese government spokesman would not confirm whether YouTube had indeed been blocked.
Although this is not the first time China has denied public access to a website over "politically unacceptable" content, this instance follows much recent criticism of China for its handling of the current political situation in Tibet, and the video footage shows physical violence being enacted against the Tibetan people.
The site has been carrying a graphic video released by Tibetan exiles, which shows hundreds of uniformed Chinese troops swarming through a Tibetan monastery - a group of troops beat a man with batons.
In another scene a group of men, including a monk, are beaten, kicked and choked, while they lie on the ground. Some have their hands tied others appear to be unconscious.
As China has not confirmed the claim, it is not clear when access to YouTube will be restored in the country.