New Delhi: Hours after the Central government banned TikTok, a popular short video-sharing platform, and 58 other Chinese mobile apps in the country citing security reasons, China, in a significant development, has restricted the access of Indian newspapers and websites.
Following this, no Indian newspapers and websites can be accessed even with virtual private network (VPN) servers in China.
According to reports, even Indian TV channels can now only be accessed through IP TV in China.
The Communist country has created such technologically advanced firewalls that it also blocks VPN traffic and actively filters the internet traffic.
China is infamous for its internet censorship and has banned Google and WhatsApp since long. The high-tech censorship systems are so fine-tuned that for example anytime the word Hong Kong protest is mentioned on either CNN or BBC, the screens in Beijing go blank and news only returns after the topic is over.
The move to block Indian newspapers, websites and TV channels comes at a time when tensions are running high at Ladakh due to the latest standoff between India and China in a border dispute in Galwan Valley.