A WhatsApp user in Beijing could receive a clear image of Japanese cartoon character Takeshi Goda but a photo of China’s President Xi Jinping juxtaposed against Winnie the Pooh could be seen only in its pixelated form. Photo: Simon Song A WhatsApp user in Beijing could receive a clear image of Japanese cartoon character Takeshi Goda but a photo of China’s President Xi Jinping juxtaposed against Winnie the Pooh could be seen only in its pixelated form. Photo: Simon Song
A WhatsApp user in Beijing could receive a clear image of Japanese cartoon character Takeshi Goda but a photo of China’s President Xi Jinping juxtaposed against Winnie the Pooh could be seen only in its pixelated form. Photo: Simon Song

China’s WhatsApp users find ‘blocked’ messaging functions partially restored

Users had earlier complained of not being able to send or receive photos and video on the chat tool without a VPN

Topic |   Censorship in China
A WhatsApp user in Beijing could receive a clear image of Japanese cartoon character Takeshi Goda but a photo of China’s President Xi Jinping juxtaposed against Winnie the Pooh could be seen only in its pixelated form. Photo: Simon Song A WhatsApp user in Beijing could receive a clear image of Japanese cartoon character Takeshi Goda but a photo of China’s President Xi Jinping juxtaposed against Winnie the Pooh could be seen only in its pixelated form. Photo: Simon Song
A WhatsApp user in Beijing could receive a clear image of Japanese cartoon character Takeshi Goda but a photo of China’s President Xi Jinping juxtaposed against Winnie the Pooh could be seen only in its pixelated form. Photo: Simon Song
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