China Blocks YouTube, Google Tries to Reinstate Access

China has officially blocked YouTube after a video of Chinese security personnel beating Tibetans was posted and widely viewed on the site. According to the Chinese government, the video is fake.

The Chinese government said the site is harmful to security.

China’s foreign ministry spokesman Qin Gang told reporters on Tuesday, “China’s internet is open enough, but also needs to be regulated by law in order to prevent the spread of harmful information and for national security.”


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