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Winnie the Pooh Banned in China
« on: August 10, 2018, 01:02:04 AM »
Winnie the Pooh movie Christopher Robin banned in China after comparison to President Xi Jinping |
Disney's new Winnie the Pooh movie has been banned from release in China amid an ongoing clampdown on the much-loved children's book character.

Key points:
Xi Jinping's opponents likened the bear's appearance to him and used Pooh as a symbol of resistance
The comparisons reportedly began in 2013 with an image of Mr Xi walking with President Barak Obama
China also limits the number of foreign-made films allowed into the country at 34 a year
No reason has been given for the decision, but Government censors had blocked images comparing Pooh and Xi Jinping after bloggers used the bear to parody the Chinese President.

China the world's second-largest film market also limits the number of foreign-made films allowed into the country at 34 a year.

It typically favours action-heavy blockbusters such as Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther, two of four Disney films that have played in China so far this year.

Why China censors banned Winnie the Pooh | BBC - 17 July 2017
Winnie the Pooh has joined a line of crazy, funny internet references to China's top leaders.

The Chinese name for and images of the plump, cute cartoon character are being blocked on social media sites here because bloggers have been comparing him to China's president.

When Xi Jinping and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe endured one of the more awkward handshakes in history netizens responded with Winnie the Pooh and Eeyore shaking hands.

This meme showing Xi Jinping and former US President Barack Obama began circulating in 2013. Image: AFP/WEIBO