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February 26, 2021

China blocks news websites ahead of Liu Xiaobo Nobel award

BBC, CNN and Norwegian state broadcaster NRK blocked in mainland China before dissident is awarded peace prize The news websites of the BBC, CNN and Norwegian state broadcaster NRK have been blocked on mainland China the day before Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo is to be awarded the Nobel peace prize. The ceremony honouring Liu – who is serving an 11-year sentence for “inciting subversion” – is due to take place in Norway’s capital Oslo on Friday. CNN confirmed its site was being blocked in China.

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