China's ban of Winnie the Pooh

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Description

Winnie the Pooh used to mock Chinese president Xi Jinping

The PRC government already tried to suppress this

The PRC has a quota of foreign films screened in the country to protect the local film industry

The Chinese public will find other ways around censorship to access the film so the measure is unlikely to have any significant effect

More generally this shows the insecurity, rather than the strength of the Chinese leadership

Period7 Aug 2018

Media contributions

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Media contributions

  • TitleChina's ban of Winnie the Pooh
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletBBC World News
    Media typeTelevision
    Duration/Length/Size1.40pm
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date7/08/18
    DescriptionWinnie the Pooh used to mock Chinese president Xi Jinping

    The PRC government already tried to suppress this

    The PRC has a quota of foreign films screened in the country to protect the local film industry

    The Chinese public will find other ways around censorship to access the film so the measure is unlikely to have any significant effect

    More generally this shows the insecurity, rather than the strength of the Chinese leadership
    PersonsYoungmi Kim

Keywords

  • China
  • Xi Jinping
  • censorship
  • authoritarianism
  • Winnie the Pooh