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Now you see it, now you don't. Chinese viewers of international television channels including CNBC, BBC and CNN are often being left in the dark as coverage of Hong Kong's “Umbrella Revolution” protests is censored by authorities.

Screens in Beijing go black when reports about the demonstrations begin — while state-run broadcasters such as CCTV remain on air.

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