Authorities blocked the Bloomberg website earlier this year after it exposed the multi-million dollar assets held by the extended family of Xi Jinping, heir-apparent to the presidency.
Such assets including a near controlling stake in one of the largest rare earths companies. Which puts an interesting gloss on the whole export limitations and so on, doesn’t it?
And the blocking of the Bloomberg site. Amusingly, after I’d written about this elsewhere, I was contacted by a journalist inside China trying to find out more about what had been said.