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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.


banned china instagram

China's leaders have promised a decisive role for markets in its huge economy, and a litany of economic reforms are underway. But in many areas, the country is still relatively closed off.

Try using Instagram, for example. No snaps allowed!

China banned the photo-sharing platform after pro-democracy protests rocked Hong Kong in 2014.

The social media platform now can't be accessed from anywhere within the so-called Great Firewall of China, a censorship project operated for more than a decade by the Communist Party.

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

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