Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Watch Website of International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Disappear From Baidu

On January 21, 2014, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists published an article on its web site entitled “Leaked Records Reveal Offshore Holdings of China’s Elite” (机密文件披露中国精英的海外资产). Some excerpts:
Close relatives of China’s top leaders have held secretive offshore companies in tax havens that helped shroud the Communist elite’s wealth, a leaked cache of documents reveals.

The confidential files include details of a real estate company co-owned by current President Xi Jinping’s brother-in-law and British Virgin Islands companies set up by former Premier Wen Jiabao’s son and also by his son-in-law.


These screenshots show that, in the days following the report’s release, the ICIJ’s web site, www.icij.org, disappeared from Baidu’s search results.

The ICIJ’s files were published at http://offshoreleaks.icij.org. These screenshots show that on January 25, the last link to that site disappeared from Baidu.