Censorship Reaching 1,000 Miles Exposed on China’s Twitter

Netizens exposing public servants' taste for expensive timepieces has sparked an online and newspaper crackdown.  On October 9, Wang Keqin (@王克勤), an Economic Observer (@经济观察报) reporter posted on Sina Weibo, China’s Twitter, that Fujian province transportation chief Li Dejin wears a diamond watch worth $8,000 and a belt worth $2,400. The Metropolis Times in Yunnan province (@都市时报) prepared to printed hundreds of thousands of copies of a story titled ‘Fujian’s Watch Uncle is Coming’ -- but they were destroyed due to pressure from the Fujian government over 1,000 miles away.


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