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China Lifts Newly Imposed Internet Restrictions
Originally published on Wed April 4, 2012 2:01 pm
DAVID GREENE, HOST:
Now a word about the media in China - it is heavily controlled by the government. That reality was clear on Saturday when new restrictions banning commenting were imposed on two Twitter-style websites. This followed online rumors about a military coup in Beijing. The government says the rumors aren't true. And today, the restrictions were finally lifted, but the government certainly made a point about who's in charge.
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This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm David Greene. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.