VOA China 360: Why did China Shut Down US Diplomats' Online Forum?

May 29, 2016 08:10 PM
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U.S. diplomats in Beijing joined a Chinese online forum in early May to answer people's questions about life in America, until the forum was shut down with no explanation. The U.S. diplomats were engaging with users of the question-and-answer website, Zhihu. The U.S. embassy expressed disappointment with the shutdown of the Q&A session. So what is permissible for the United States when it comes to online diplomacy in China? Michael Lipin finds out in this week's VOA China 360!