Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Winnie the Pooh banned in China

News.com.au: "China’s war on words: Anything — be it a phrase or picture — that can be used to insult Xi has been banned."
Popular children’s character Winnie the Pooh was one of the first victims.

“It would be funny if it weren’t so serious,” says Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) analyst Fergus Ryan. “Behind the gallows humour is growing despair.”

Chinese social media has long seen a similarity between the portly features of the honey-loving bear and Xi Jinping.
Also now banned on the Chinese internet: the word "disagree".


Anonymous said...

For a short while, China even banned the letter N. Or is it Chi_a?

Victor Mair, a professor of Chinese language and literature at the University of Pennsylvania, said the government likely feared that "N" was referring to the number of terms of office, as in a mathematical equation n > 2.

Anonymous said...

And yesterday, the viral eye roll of doom:

Eric said...

Ha! The eye-roller was great.