At around 5:00 am on October 26 (Beijing Time), the New York Times Published an article entitled "Billions in Hidden Riches for Family of Chinese Leader" (总理家人隐秘的财富). An excerpt:
Many relatives of Wen Jiabao, including his son, daughter, younger brother and brother-in-law, have become extraordinarily wealthy during his leadership, an investigation by The New York Times shows. A review of corporate and regulatory records indicates that the prime minister’s relatives, some of whom have a knack for aggressive deal-making, including his wife, have controlled assets worth at least $2.7 billion.The following screenshots show examples of new censorship that various websites instituted within 24 hours of the article's publication.
|Sina Weibo began censoring "NYT"|
|Sogou began censoring "New York Times" (纽约时报)|
|Qihoo began censoring "Wen Jiahong" (温家宏 - Wen Jiabao's brother)|
|Youdao began censoring the Chinese title of article|
|Baidu actually stopped restricting search results for "New York Times" (纽约时报)|
to a white list, but . . . . .
|. . . at the same time Baidu did something that made search results for the Chinese title |
of the New York Times article "disappear." On October 26 Baidu said it could find
over 1 million results. On October 27 it said it could not find any results.