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NY Times Banned In China — On The Internet

nytimes.jpgIf you happen to be in China and are looking for the New York Times on the Internet, think again.

The grey lady has been banned on the Chinese Internet just a few days after the Chinese government gave itself the right to censor content it deems illegal, Variety Asia reported today.

Attempts by a Variety reporter to log on to the New York Times website yesterday failed, producing the message that comes up whenever one tries to access a banned site in China.

A Times spokesman claimed there were no problems with the Times site in Beijing.

Beijing eased up on Internet content bans to comply with the International Olympic Committee during the Olympics. But those rules have lately become more restrictive.

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