Hu Xijin, editor of the Global Times, wrote a short-lived post on Weibo pushing back against Beijing’s internet censorship. Photo: Simon Song

Editor of nationalist Global Times questions Beijing’s online censorship – then deletes the post

  • Hu Xijin says he wants ‘rational’ discussion about Great Firewall and suggests there should be more access to outside internet
Topic |   Censorship in China

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Hu Xijin, editor of the Global Times, wrote a short-lived post on Weibo pushing back against Beijing’s internet censorship. Photo: Simon Song
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Simone McCarthy

Simone McCarthy

Simone McCarthy joined the Post in 2018. She previously wrote about China tech, business and society for SupChina and has a bachelor's in literature from Yale University and a master's from Columbia Journalism School.