China Blocks Internet Access to New York Times
Add the New York Times to the Chinese list of censored free world reporting on the Internet. Reuters reports that China has blocked Internet access to the site starting Friday. BBC, Voice of America, Ming Pao News, and Asiaweek news sites were blocked earlier this month.
The Foreign Ministry said this week that China, which eased its rein on the Internet before and during the Beijing Olympics in August, was within its rights to block websites with content illegal under Chinese law.