China blocks Pinterest on web

China blocks Pinterest on web

World March 19, 2017 18:54

beijing - China has blocked Pinterest, the popular site and app where users can post pictures and videos, and liken to so-called mood boards. These are places with their own themes, such as hair style, cooking, home décor and fashion. Pinterest is particularly popular with women.

It is not clear why the Chinese authorities have blocked the site for their citizens. During the National People's Congress two weeks ago Premier Li Keqiang said cautious about the reform of the Chinese economy.

Blocking Pinterest fits perfectly into the pattern of China to keep foreign companies on the domestic market. Earlier also attacked Google, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook prey to censorship. Therefore Chinese competitors were as Baidu, Youku, Weibo and Renren flourish.

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