(170819) -- FEIXI, Aug. 19, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Local residents read books in a book bar at a community in Feixi County, east China's Anhui Province, Aug. 19, 2017. Feixi County plans to build 10 book bars for the public in communities. (Xinhua/Liu Junxi) (zhs)

INTERNATIONAL - LexisNexis, a provider of legal, regulatory and business information, said yesterday it had withdrawn two products, Nexis and LexisNexis Academic, from the Chinese market in March this year after it was asked to remove some content. 

Cambridge University Press said late last week that it had removed around 300 papers and book reviews published in the China Quarterly journal from its website, following a request from the Chinese government, after raising the issue of academic freedom in China.

 It later reversed its position. “Earlier this year LexisNexis Business Insight Solutions in China was asked to remove some content from its database,” LexisNexis said in a statement. LexisNexis is owned by information group Relx Group. 

- REUTERS