CNN live feed of Democratic presidential debate goes to black in Beijing. Candidates were asked about China’s human rights record & the mass detention of Muslim minorities in Xinjiang. #PresidentialDebate pic.twitter.com/DSQ9QRu5zA— Will Ripley (@willripleyCNN) December 20, 2019
CNN’s broadcast of Thursday evening’s Democrat presidential primary debate in Beijing was cut while candidates were asked about China’s human rights abuses against the Uyghurs.
CNN International correspondent Will Ripley tweeted a photo of a blacked-out television screen, reporting the channel’s feed went out when a question about the communist government’s mass detention of Muslim minorities in Xinjiang was asked. It is unclear at exactly which moment in the debate that the feed was turned off.