China blocks access to Bloomberg and Businessweek sites

  • Web users in mainland China have been unable to access Bloomberg's websites, after they were blocked by local authorities. 

    The news agency believes the move is a response to an article published about the fortunes of Vice President Xi Jinping's extended family.

    This is not the first time that China has blocked sensitive stories. Two days ago, the New York Times' social media accounts were suspended for several hours.

    Xi Jinping is set to become the country's next president.

    The article talks about the multi-million dollar wealth of some of his relatives acquired through investments and property.