Last updated: 31 january, 2011 - 17:56 GMT

China blocks 'Egypt' searches on micro-blogging sites

The word Egypt in Chinese characters

Professor Kelly says 'Egypt' written in Roman script can be searched for

The continuing anti-government protests in Egypt appear to have sparked some nervousness in China.

The authorities have blocked searches for the Chinese word for Egypt on micro-blogging sites, similar to Twitter.

Professor David Kelly is from the China Research Centre at Sydney's University of Technology.

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First broadcast 31 January 2011

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