China Blocks Wikileaks, Censors Cablegate Reports
China Blocks Wikileaks
China has blocked its citizens from accessing Wikileaks. One of the tidbits turned up in Cablegate was that US diplomats asserted that the Chinese government was behind the hack on Google.
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Beijing is also blocking any domestic media body besides the state-run papers form reporting on Wikileaks.
So you won't find stories about the Politburo's role in hacking Google China, or how it ignored a U.S. request to stop transferring missiles to Tehran, or about its support for a Korean reunification.
Only state-run publications such as Xinhua and China Daily are permitted to report Wikileaks news. Sources told the Wall Street Journal that the government has gagged other media from covering Wikileaks.
"China takes note of the government reports. We hope the U.S. side will handle the relevant issues," Hong Lei, a spokesman for China's Foreign Ministry, said at a Beijing news conference on Tuesday. "As for the content of the documents, we will not comment on that."