Amazon Killed Popular Feature at Demand of China’s Communist Party

Posted on AllSides December 22nd, 2021
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Amazon stopped offering customer ratings and reviews of books sold in China at the request of the Chinese Communist Party, according to a Reuters investigation.

The Chinese government ordered Amazon to stop allowing customers to review books following less-than-perfect ratings of a collection of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s writings, Reuters reported, citing two people familiar with the matter.

Amazon partnered with a state-owned firm called China International Book Trading Corp and created a portal, which it called China Books, that promotes Chinese Communist Party material and forbids negative reviews.

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