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Beijing reportedly censored online search for ‘stock market’

According to media reports, the Chinese word for “stock market” (股市) is blocked in social media and online searches in China. According to the report, the background is that state-backed funds had intervened earlier in the week to calm the Chinese stock market with purchases. On the web version of Weibo, the Twitter-like platform with about half a billion active users, a search for the Chinese equivalent of “stock market” yielded no results yesterday, news service Bloomberg reported. According to the report, that suggests the term has been censored. However, Weibo users could still post items with the word “stock market” in them, and the mobile version would show results after the search term if no corresponding hashtags were included, the report added.

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