Hong Kong's SCMP newspaper website blocked in China

Alibaba's purchase of Hong Kong's South China Morning Post has sparked fears the newspaper will lose its independent voiceThe website of the South China Morning Post, a Hong Kong newspaper being bought by Internet giant Alibaba, has become inaccessible in China during a series of high-level government meetings in Beijing. Attempts by AFP in China on Friday to open the newspaper’s English and Chinese-language websites returned only error messages saying that the pages could not be displayed. The scmp.com website was blocked starting on March 3, according to the security website GreatFire.org, which monitors online censorship in China.

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