China censors searches for 'Joshua Wong,' says it didn't get him deported from Thailand

China censors searches for 'Joshua Wong,' says it didn't get him deported from Thailand

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China has blocked searches for the term "Joshua Wong" (or his Chinese name 黃之鋒) on its version of Twitter, while shirking the blame for Wong's detention at the Bangkok airport last week.

Wong is a prominent 19-year-old student activist from Hong Kong, whose pro-democracy activist group, Demosisto, was one of the main rallying forces behind the 2014 protests that paralysed downtown Hong Kong.

Last Wednesday, Wong was refused entry into Thailand. He had flown in to speak at a pro-democracy student event, when he was held and subsequently deported hours later back to Hong Kong.

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