Breaking: Major Chinese Search Engines Block Access to Binance, Okex and More Crypto Exchanges

Breaking: Major Chinese Search Engines Block Access to Binance, Okex and More Crypto Exchanges

A new report originating from mainland China suggests major search engines in the country including Baidu and Sogou have blocked access to top crypto exchanges such as Binance, Huobi, and OKex. A search for these crypto exchanges on these platforms returns no result.

The ban seems to be not just limited to search engines but also popular social media platforms Weibo and Zhihu. The Weibo search page even cited new regulations as the reason behind the blockage which read,

“In accordance with relevant laws, regulations, and policies, the search results are not displayed,”

The Chinese crackdown on crypto trading and mining started with several crypto exchanges especially those offering leverage trading, cutting their services to Chinese traders last month. The crypto trading crackdown was followed by mining restrictions in regions such as Inner Mongolia and Xinjiang.

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