Amazon Bans Reviews and Ratings on Xi Jinping’s Book

Edited Photo of Xi Jinping and the Amazon Logo / Original White House Photo by Pete Souza

Shipping giant Amazon has reportedly banned ratings and reviews for a book by Chinese President Xi Jinping at the demand of the Chinese government.

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) government apparently became sensitive to negative reviews and ratings on Amazon of Xi’s collection Xi Jinping: The Governance of China, according to Reuters. The CCP reportedly demanded that Amazon stop allowing reviews and ratings from customers in China.

Normally, user reviews would be an important component in how a certain product shows up in search results. The CCP, however, ordered Amazon two years ago to ban ratings and reviews on Xi’s book, and Amazon reportedly complied on its Chinese platform, Amazon.cn.

They have long tried to maintain a strong foothold in economically lucrative China, Reuters noted. Xi’s book no longer has any ratings on Amazon.cn.

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