Chinese censors scramble to delete all mentions of Panama Papers on Weibo
April 5, 2016 - Uncategorized
The Chinese censors on Weibo have been busy scrubbing the country’s version of Twitter clean of mentions of the Panama Papers, most likely because it implicates Chinese President Xi Jinping and several other members of China’s top government.
On Monday, this part of the world woke up to the Panama Papers leak — 11 million internal documents from law firm Mossack Fonseca that reveal secret offshore holdings that can be used for tax avoidance. Within are the names of many connected to powerful politicians and public officials around the world, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, to name some. Read more…