Reuters Website Down In China

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According to reports from Beijing, Reuters’ news websites have become inaccessible in China on Friday.

Users first experienced difficulties accessing the site on Thursday. Thomson Reuters also provide financial services to Chinese and other clients in the Far East. Chinese officials have not made any comments.

Euro News reports: The websites of some major news organisations, including Reuters, have at times become inaccessible in China in whole or part, often after the publication of stories on issues about which the Chinese government is sensitive.

The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), the country’s Internet regulator, did not immediately respond to a written request for comment.

“Reuters is committed to practicing fair and accurate journalism worldwide. We recognize the great importance of news about China to all our customers, and we hope that our sites will be restored in China soon,” a Reuters spokeswoman said in an emailed statement.

Reuters is the news division of Thomson Reuters Corp. Thomson Reuters also sells financial news and data services to clients in China. These services remained available.

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