08 Nov '17, 10am

Trump 'will tweet what he wants' inside China's Great Firewall

BEIJING: US President Donald Trump broke through China's "Great Firewall" on Wednesday (Nov 8) as he posted messages on Twitter during his visit to the country, which has banned the website. Trump posted an initial message to thank President Xi Jinping for his warm welcome - even though the social media platform is not supposed to be visible in the country. He then tweeted a warning against North Korea. Twitter is among a slew of Western websites, along with Facebook and Instagram, blocked by China's censors in the name of protecting national security. But Trump was expected to use sophisticated technology available to the US president to circumvent the so-called Great Firewall, with US officials saying they had brought "gear" to "make it happen". The US president tweeted an AFP photo of his visit to the Forbidden City, where Xi and his wife treated Trump and First Lady Me...

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