China Internets Issues

Tue, 2017/09/26 - 1:31pm | Your editor
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Facebook faced a bigger crackdown than the Chinese internets we wrote about yesterday. Rather than fines for allowing Chinese to post obscene or politically incorrect commentary on the web, Beijing has simply blocked all messaging using WhatsApp, owned by Facebook. Unlike the Russians who seem to have used to site to spread propaganda or disinformation, China has simply banned WhatsApp entirely.

Lotte has hired Goldman Sachs to find a buyer for its supermarkets in China. The South Korean chain has suffered from a Chinese boycott because of Seoul's acceptance of US anti-missile systems to protect it from the North. China's policy here is ambiuous as its the barriers to Chinese tourist visits to South Korea which has cut the inflow.

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