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China censors Winnie the Pooh

By Sara Yasin / 13 June, 2013

Obama_Xi_Jinping_WinnieChina has censored an image of Winnie the Pooh strolling with Tigger, after it went viral on popular Chinese microblogging site, Sina Weibo.

The image was circulated after bloggers noticed the similarities between a photo snapped this week of President Barack Obama and Chinese premier Xi Jinping and an illustration of the cartoon characters.

China’s censors are known for their lack of a sense of humour: earlier this month, censors deleted a photoshopped version of a famous picture showing a single protester standing before a row of tanks in Tiananmen Square, where the tanks were replaced with large rubber ducks.

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Sara Yasin is an Editorial Assistant at Index. She tweets from @missyasin

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One Response to China censors Winnie the Pooh

  1. Tec15 Reply

    14 June at 23:13

    Those humorless Chi-Coms! Why can’t they simply emulate the BBC’s refusal to play “Ding Dong the witch is dead” for longer than five seconds, and thus keep mockery of leaders to western determined acceptable levels? Or are there degrees of “censorship”?

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