BBC websites blocked in China after security change

Found on BBC News on Tuesday, 07 August 2018
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It has altered all of its addresses from beginning "HTTP" to "HTTPS", which is widely considered to be a more secure connection but is routinely blocked in China.

"In a climate of anxiety around fake news, it's vital that users are able to determine that articles have not been tampered with and that their browsing history is private to them," he wrote.

"The last time BBC services were blocked to this extent in China was in 2014 and we call on all parties to observe the UN Declaration of Human Rights, article 19."

It's not much of a surprise that China does not like encrypted connections where it cannot snoop and block access to various sources of information, like about the Tiananmen Square Massacre, or the problems with the occupation of Tibet.