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Banned! 7 things you won't find in China

China is gradually relaxing controls in many areas of life but Beijing keeps a tight grip on technology and access to media. These seven items are still off limits.


banned china snapchat

Facebook and Twitter aren't the only social media platforms blocked in China. Chinese users are unable to access Snapchat, either. Youtube is also blocked.

Keeping western firms out has given Chinese tech companies ample time to develop their own networks.

A few of those homegrown platforms are now flourishing.

Related: China tech companies on spending spree

Weibo and WeChat boast hundreds of millions of users, while streaming video sites Youku, Sohu and iQiyi are very popular.

  @CRrileyCNN - Last updated May 07 2014 09:54 PM ET

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