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Winnie the Pooh memes censored in China

Beijing - Negative social media reactions towards the government's plan to change the Chinese constitution so as to abolish term limits for the presidency has resulted in censorship of social media to remove critical and sarcastic remarks.

Op-Ed: China's Empress Wu still shocks the censors, 1,300 years later

Beijing - A show about Empress Wu, one of history’s greatest female monsters, has been “sanitized” by China’s ever more prudish censors. Apparently history doesn’t need breasts. Empress Wu used hers to trash the Tang Dynasty, and it's a real story.

China blocks web access to N.Y. Times citing 'ulterior motives'

Beijing - The New York Times said Chinese censors wasted no time blocking Internet access on Friday after it published a hard-hitting report about China’s prime minister and his family stealthily accumulating billions of dollars.

Op-Ed: China officials' biggest rival? Themselves

Why, despite the immense success and popularity of Chinese reality shows, are government officials killing the very shows that can bring them the domestic and international influence they crave?

China limits amount of excessive entertainment on TV

Satellite TV channels that broadcast in China are to be censored from January 1, 2012, in a government effort to reduce the airtime of "low taste TV." Reality TV shows will be limited whilst news and cultural programs will become compulsory.
 

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Censored: Scene from  The Empress of China
Censored: Scene from "The Empress of China"
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