China's ruling Communist Party is sensitive to any potential source of social unrest.
Real-Time Updates on Twitter: #Egypt
A search for "Egypt" on the Sina microblogging service brings up a message saying, "According to relevant laws, regulations and policies, the search results are not shown." The service has more than 50 million users.
Complete Coverage: Anger in the Arab World
News on the Egypt protests has been limited to a few paragraphs and photos buried inside major news websites, but China Central Television had a report on its midday broadcast.
China's Foreign Ministry did not respond to a request for comment Saturday on the events in Egypt.