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Q: Can this country get any more childish?

Winnie the Pooh is now banned because he looks like Xi. http://shanghaiist.com/2017/07/17/winnie-the-pooh-censored.php.

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Didn't they already ban the Pooh a couple of years ago? I guess it went the same way a lot of new things go... banned and somewhat enforced for a week then everyone forgets and it's business as usual.

 

It seems to be backfiring in any case. News of the ban is everywhere, usually with a couple of pics for comparison and a story making fun of the ban.

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Have you done a search on Youkou etc?

 

This whole China censorship/ western copyright stuff is a fucking minefield.  Who knows who blocked what.

 

I don't use a vpn outside of work. And I find many sites are geo blocked. It seems to go both ways. Very fustrating.

 

 

ambivalentmace:

well, i guess those winnie the pooh and sesame street cartoons I showed at English camp yesterday was a No No, oh well, shit happens. Syria is almost over, so I actually have to be human this summer in the heat of China, no good beer, no rifle, no chaos, except little emporers, this really sucks.

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" And I find many sites are geo blocked. It seems to go both ways."

 

 

You are just full of it

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Hotwater:

@ Engleteachted...try using Chinese streaming sites outside China and then see whose full of shit. 

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It's banned locally because they're pirating the films, do you understand that?

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yes, when I am visiting Canada or the US, I actually use the same Vpn to watch youku banned videos and tv to fool the internet piracy police.

 

If western countries did not enforce copy-write on the internet, all hell would break loose in the courts. Afterall, intellectual property is their money, they don't make anything, and a service economy just moves a little money around like musical chairs.

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So the govt banning a cartoon character in one column and  individual companies restricting which countries / regions can see their site in another and Scots sees them as one in the same.

 

 

retiredinchina:

it's socialist thinking, hard wired, can't help it, probably a great guy, just not on the same channel. I sympathize with people who are lenient toward copy-write when I see a textbook cost 200 dollars for one college class in America and some textbooks in China are 20 rmb, but if nobody gets paid to create, nobody creates. Some happy medium in the middle should exist, but doesn't. Mo Yan barely makes 100 thousand RMB in China and his books are sold without a legal payment to him all over China and he makes millions in other countries.

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Haha this wasn't the news I was expecting to see, but it popped up all over my Wechat news accounts.

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And here's the kicker, liberals are looking to China to be the world leader and didn't they also ban portrayals of homosexuals? #liberalvalues

retiredinchina:

don't forget no black actors and the washing machine commercial last summer, priceless.

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I just saw some ass kisser for China, American businessman or diplomat bragging about their advanced payment systems in China compared to America.

 

yes, the payment system that creates a digital footprint, excuse me ms wang number 222432, how can you spend 40000 rmb in a year on your phone shopping and eating and never pay taxes to the glorious government of China and you buy coffee or tea everyday at an office building on wang fong lu, please explain this.

 

excuse me mr. wang number 24758, but we notice you on we chat 4.7 hours a day average while working your government job, so the promotion you wanted has been denied, instead of a raise, here is a copy of Mao's red book, oh, have a wonderful day in China. Good morning ms du number 58473, we noticed by GPS on your phone that you work as a hooker massage girl at a shower house by the address and would like the taxes on your income that you have not paid for the last 5 years and your husband, the migrant worker in shanghai does not need to know about your activities as long you pay your taxes. Have a great day.

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ambivalentmace:

damn retired, bad hangover, bad scotch, relax my friend, we are both paranoid but most people don't think long term and look at the big picture or outside the box. you can't change their thinking and you will get ulcers trying. As soon as I finish my charity volunteer teaching here, we can meet in Shenzhen for a drink, I want to meet this Serpent za and give him a bottle of your Scotch, you cheap bastardlol.

I got some Chateau Elan from Georgia, muscodine summer wine, for your misses. I should give her one of my purple hearts for putting up with you.

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Didn't they already ban the Pooh a couple of years ago? I guess it went the same way a lot of new things go... banned and somewhat enforced for a week then everyone forgets and it's business as usual.

 

It seems to be backfiring in any case. News of the ban is everywhere, usually with a couple of pics for comparison and a story making fun of the ban.

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indeed that is quite funny... i actually didn't know this meme but china helps spread the meme, very smart, business as usual

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A few kindergartens/Disney Englishes will need new paint jobs.

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haha, he kinda does though. 

retiredinchina:

I hear nothing, I see nothing, I know nothing,

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Ha. Ha. Ha. As one Canadian of Chinese decent noted " the cpp is just paranoid!"

We have tons of cartoons of Dumald and Putin. Pooh is a Canadian from Winnipeg. If Some guy wants to look like Pooh, that  is ok. Obama didn't make a fuss about being Tony the Tiger. Many Chinese kids know about Pooh bear and the cartoons. This will just make the government look stupid in their eyes. On the other Hand; I can see Kimmy getting really riled, and then threaten to nuke Winnipeg.

 

retiredinchina:

i always thought of kim as a peppa pig sort of chap.

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The really stupid bit about this is that for one of the major satires, it make Shinzo Abe out much worse - as a very forlorn Eeyor. I don't see any reports of the Japanese government getting their nickers in a twist!

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After Winnie the Pooh locals switched to the fat bully of Doraemon, the hugely successful Japanese manga series, on wechat and weibo, resulting in the fat boy also being banned. Sooooo, the answer to the title question is --- yes.

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The insecurity of the leadership is laughable. Oooooh I am so afraid of the CCP that can't take a light-hearted joke and feels threatened by a cartoon character.

 

The new rulers of the world, not.

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