A paramilitary policeman walks past portraits of the late Nelson Mandela outside the South African embassy in Beijing. Photo: AFP
A paramilitary policeman walks past portraits of the late Nelson Mandela outside the South African embassy in Beijing. Photo: AFP

new | Beijing bans ‘sensitive topics’ during Mandela funeral coverage

Government orders Chinese media not to highlight the late leader’s democracy comments, the Dalai Lama or ties between Taiwan and South Africa

A paramilitary policeman walks past portraits of the late Nelson Mandela outside the South African embassy in Beijing. Photo: AFP
A paramilitary policeman walks past portraits of the late Nelson Mandela outside the South African embassy in Beijing. Photo: AFP
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