China’s censorship authorities have blocked access to a major movie and TV service, saying it is a proxy for a Chinese VPN.
The ruling Communist Party-controlled Communist Party Daily said Netflix will remain blocked in mainland China for “a period of time” because of “its subversive activities and anti-national activities.”
Netflix said it will appeal the ban.
The Communist Party has blocked access on a number of websites since November to U.S.-based Netflix, which is owned by Disney.
It blocked access in December to the British film company and in January to U-Kiss, a British music group.
It also blocked access for a French TV station and YouTube channel in China.
China is one of the world’s most repressive countries.