Bear is too similar to XI Jinping.
The hero of the disney cartoon Winnie the Pooh declared persona non grata in China.
According to the newspaper, over the weekend of Chinese social networking has been all images and gifs with bear. The reason for this is called the resemblance of a bear with the President of China XI Jinping.
The official explanation about what happened was not followed, but, as suggested by the Financial Times, the next step in the tightening of censorship before the autumn Congress of the Communist party of China, which is expected to a number of important changes in the leadership.
The publication refers to the expert who reported known cases when for criticizing XI Jinping in social networks have arrested the authors of the review. “Winnie the Pooh — the only part of the overall trend,” he added.
Reported. now trying to write the Chinese word for “Winnie the Pooh” in the social network Weibo ends with the warning “illegal content”, but some users have managed to work around this limitation.
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