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Amazon reportedly took down reviews of Chinese president's book after demands
Amazon partnered with China propaganda arm: Report
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Retail giant Amazon reportedly scrubbed reviews of Chinese President Xi Jinping's book from one of its sites and helped promote other forms of propaganda.
Reuters reported that Amazon received an "edict" from Beijing. A person familiar with the edict said a negative review of Xi's book prompted the bookseller to stop allowing any customer ratings and reviews in the country. Another person familiar with the story said, "I think the issue was anything under five stars." The company also partners with the state-owned firm China International Book Trading Corp (CIBTC).
Volume three of Xi's book was reportedly listed as a bestseller on China Books, an Amazon site created in partnership with an arm of the nation's propaganda apparatus. Although the project flopped financially, a person who has been involved with it described China Books as "a high-level photo-op."