Panama Papers Hit Great Firewall of China

6EFA872B-2652-4064-9D57-95BB9EBACCDB_w640_r1_s_cx0_cy10_cw0{VOA News/Beijing} — China has moved quickly to silence any discussion about the Panama Papers and information about the use of tax havens by the families of at least eight current and former top leaders, including the brother-in-law of President Xi Jinping.

Massive wealth accumulated by the families of China’s ruling party members has long been a big concern in the country, where its discussion has long been tightly controlled.

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On Tuesday, searches on Chinese-language sites brought up links to online coverage of the massive document dump. Aside from stories about sports stars, most were blocked. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.