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China blocks website of BBC, New York Times, Bloomberg as tensions grow

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NEW DELHI: Chinese censors have blocked the website of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) as tensions rise in Hong Kong between pro-democracy protesters and police.

 

BBC said in a statement that the move seemed to be ?deliberate censorship? but did not say what may have prompted the move by Beijing.

 

 ?The BBC strongly condemns any attempts to restrict free access to news and information and we are protesting to the Chinese authorities. This appears to be deliberate censorship,? said BBC World Service Group director Peter Horrocks.

 

China has also blocked the websites of the New York Times, newswire Bloomberg and the BBC?s Chinese-language website.

 

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