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China Lifts Newly Imposed Internet Restrictions

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China Lifts Newly Imposed Internet Restrictions

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China Lifts Newly Imposed Internet Restrictions

China Lifts Newly Imposed Internet Restrictions

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In China, the media is heavily controlled by the government. That reality was clear on Saturday when new restrictions banning commenting were imposed on two twitter-style websites. The government lifted the restrictions Tuesday, but the government certainly made a point about who's in charge.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Now a word about the media in China - it is heavily controlled by the government. That reality was clear on Saturday when new restrictions banning commenting were imposed on two Twitter-style websites. This followed online rumors about a military coup in Beijing. The government says the rumors aren't true. And today, the restrictions were finally lifted, but the government certainly made a point about who's in charge.

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This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm David Greene.

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