China has a rich history spanning over 5000 years. It’s a shame that the last 70 years has destroyed thousands of years of culture and creativity. But that’s communism for you!
In China, the government rules supreme. The government tells the people in the northern regions that border on Siberia that it’s healthy to be cold. The same government tells the people in the tropical south that it’s healthy to be hot. And the people follow blindly without questioning a thing!
It’s a country where international copyright laws mean nothing, and the Tiananmen Square massacre of 1989 never happened.
The Internet is strictly monitored by the Chinese government. They turn access off to foreign websites to hide political opposition, or to prevent subversion by foreign social media like Facebook and Twitter.
Recently, the Chinese government has cracked down on Winnie the Pooh.
What do the Chinese have to fear from a cuddly, honey-loving stuffed bear?
So Winnie the Pooh is censored in China because he looks like President Xi Jinping. I'd take it as a compliment. https://t.co/NhgLFjjhIG
— Rim-Sarah Alouane (@RimSarah) July 17, 2017
Posts bearing the image and the Chinese characters for Winnie the Pooh were still permitted on the Weibo social media platform. But any comments referencing “Little Bear Winnie” result in error messages saying the user can not proceed because “this content is illegal”.
— Josh Chin 李肇华 (@joshchin) November 10, 2014
Can you tell the difference?
Biz Pac Review reports:
Internet censorship is not new for the Chinese Government but the latest crackdown from Beijing is targeted at a certain chubby cartoon bear.
While he may be known around the world as the beloved children’s book character, Winnie the Pooh is off limits in China, according to The Guardian.
Searches for the AA Milne character appeared to be blocked on social networks in China, raising the question of exactly what could provoke the blacklisting of a harmless children’s book bear.