Banned! 11 things you won't find in China

China says it wants to open its economy more to the rest of the world, but Beijing keeps a tight grip on technology and access to media. These 11 items are still off limits.


Pinterest banned in China

Pinterest was freely accessible in China for years -- which makes sense, because its users typically don't share content that would rattle Chinese censors. Folks on Pinterest usually "pin" items of interest to a board, such as images and tips on home decor, hair styles, cooking, weddings and fashion.

The Pinterest block started in March 2017, according to watchdog group, which monitors censorship and accessibility of websites in China.

Like the crackdown on Snapchat, banning Pinterest may be more about protectionism than politics. Several Pinterest copycats have popped up, including one from tech giant Alibaba (BABA).

  @CNNTech - Last updated March 17 2017 08:26 AM ET

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