China steps up Panama Papers censorship after leaders’ relatives named
Websites ordered to purge all reports related to documents following publication of political elite’s offshore secrets
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Chinese censors have stepped up their #censorship of websites, ordering all content related to the Panama Papers to be scrubbed as new revelations emerged of how relatives of some of the country’s top leaders had used secretive offshore companies to store their wealth.
Documents from the leaked Mossack Fonseca database showed the relations of three of the seven members of the Communist party’s elite ruling council, the politburo standing committee, had companies that were clients of the offshore law firm. They included relatives of Chinese president Xi Jinping.