History BannedinChina / China

24th May '17 12:07:03 PM Lirodon
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* Chinese authorities [[https://qz.com/989559/deepmind-alphago-vs-ke-jie-googles-ai-summit-and-go-tournament-is-banned-from-live-broadcast-in-china/ banned]] all live accounts and broadcasts of Ke Jie's TabletopGames/{{Go}} matches against a computer system developed by Website/{{Google}} -- likely in retaliation for its past demonization of the company and its services in the country, and possibly under the belief that a top player losing to a machine would slander a major component of Chinese culture.

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* Chinese authorities [[https://qz.com/989559/deepmind-alphago-vs-ke-jie-googles-ai-summit-and-go-tournament-is-banned-from-live-broadcast-in-china/ banned]] all live accounts and broadcasts of Ke Jie's TabletopGames/{{Go}} TabletopGame/{{Go}} matches against a computer system developed by Website/{{Google}} -- likely in retaliation for its past demonization of the company and its services in the country, and possibly under the belief that a top player losing to a machine would slander a major component of be an insult to Chinese culture.
24th May '17 12:05:47 PM Lirodon
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* Chinese authorities [[https://qz.com/989559/deepmind-alphago-vs-ke-jie-googles-ai-summit-and-go-tournament-is-banned-from-live-broadcast-in-china/ banned]] all live accounts and broadcasts of Ke Jie's TabletopGames/{{Go}} matches against a computer system developed by Website/{{Google}} -- likely in retaliation for its past demonization of the company and its services in the country.

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* Chinese authorities [[https://qz.com/989559/deepmind-alphago-vs-ke-jie-googles-ai-summit-and-go-tournament-is-banned-from-live-broadcast-in-china/ banned]] all live accounts and broadcasts of Ke Jie's TabletopGames/{{Go}} matches against a computer system developed by Website/{{Google}} -- likely in retaliation for its past demonization of the company and its services in the country.country, and possibly under the belief that a top player losing to a machine would slander a major component of Chinese culture.
24th May '17 8:33:06 AM Lirodon
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* Chinese authorities [[https://qz.com/989559/deepmind-alphago-vs-ke-jie-googles-ai-summit-and-go-tournament-is-banned-from-live-broadcast-in-china/ banned]] all live accounts and broadcasts of Ke Jie's TabletopGames/{{Go}} matches against a computer system developed by Website/{{Google}} -- likely in retaliation for its past demonization of the company and its services in the country.
23rd May '17 5:20:34 PM Lirodon
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* ''Film/IronMan3'' saw a number of production changes to avoid this fate in China:

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* ''Film/IronMan3'' saw a number of production changes to avoid this fate in China:China, especially because it was being co-produced with Chinese involvement (a recent form of LoopholeAbuse to make a Hollywood film enough of a Chinese production to not be subject to the quota, and also give the "foreign" studios additional funding)



** The Chinese government also convinced Marvel to include well-known Chinese actors Fan Bingbing and Wang Xuquei. Fans speculated that they would be playing Chinese Marvel characters Collective Man and Radioactive Man; as it turns out, they were both {{Advertised Extra}}s. [[http://kotaku.com/why-many-in-china-hate-iron-man-3s-chinese-version-486840429 Chinese audiences were not impressed]].

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** The Chinese government also convinced Marvel to include well-known Chinese actors Wang Xuquei and Fan Bingbing and Wang Xuquei. were also added to the cast. Fans speculated that they would be playing Chinese Marvel characters Collective Man and Radioactive Man; as it turns out, they were both {{Advertised Extra}}s.Extra}}s (specifically Dr. Wu, and his assistant) for special scenes that were added exclusively to the Chinese cut of the film. [[http://kotaku.com/why-many-in-china-hate-iron-man-3s-chinese-version-486840429 Chinese audiences were not impressed]].
27th Apr '17 7:55:53 PM Wuz
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* ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 4}}'' is a weird situation. Many news reports in China reported that the game has been banned for allegedly discrediting China's national image and presenting a threat to national security as a "cultural invasion", and many sites in China banned "Battlefield 4" as a keyword. [[SubvertedTrope However, the game is very much completely playable in China since day 1]]. Chinese players investigated behind this strange "ban" of the game and came to the conclusion that a [[UsefulNotes/ChineseWithChopperSupport PLA]] news website published an article criticizing the game's contents (described above), and several tabloid news sites exaggerated the article, saying that the game was banned, creating a rumor that spreads through the entire Chinese internet and making all major sites shut down all information related to [=BF4=] despite the officials never passing a formal ban on the game. A few years time after the release of the game, the internet clears up the rumor, and the ban on mentioning the word was lifted.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 4}}'' is a weird situation. Many news reports in China reported that the game has been banned for allegedly discrediting China's national image and presenting a threat to national security as a "cultural invasion", and many sites in China banned "Battlefield 4" as a keyword. [[SubvertedTrope However, the game is very much completely playable in China since day 1]]. Chinese players investigated behind this strange "ban" Sale of the game on retail platforms is prohibited, and came to when the conclusion that a [[UsefulNotes/ChineseWithChopperSupport PLA]] news website published an article criticizing the game's contents (described above), and several tabloid news ban was announced many sites exaggerated the article, saying that banned the game was banned, creating as a rumor that spreads keyword, but Origin can still be downloaded without use of VPN and [=BF4=] can be purchased and downloaded through it. With the entire Chinese internet and making all major sites shut down all information related to [=BF4=] despite the officials never passing a formal censorship ban on the game. A being lifted a few years time after later, the release of the game, the internet clears up the rumor, and the ban on mentioning the word was lifted.game now feels like it's not even remotely banned in China.
4th Apr '17 9:47:37 AM MyFinalEdits
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS16E12GooGooGaiPan "Goo Goo Gai Pan"]], where the family visits China, is banned in the country for pretty much everything, but particularly because of its unfavorable reference to UsefulNotes/MaoZedong (Homer sees his body displayed [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mausoleum_of_Mao_Zedong in a mausoleum]] and says, "He's like a little angel who killed 50 million people."), scenes parodying the Tiananmen Square Massacre, and a Chinese government official who says, "Well, Tibet used to be pretty independent."

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS16E12GooGooGaiPan "Goo Goo Gai Pan"]], where the family visits China, is banned in the country for pretty much everything, many reasons, but particularly because of its unfavorable reference to UsefulNotes/MaoZedong (Homer sees his body displayed [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mausoleum_of_Mao_Zedong in a mausoleum]] and says, "He's like a little angel who killed 50 million people."), scenes parodying the Tiananmen Square Massacre, and a Chinese government official who says, "Well, Tibet used to be pretty independent."
4th Apr '17 9:39:34 AM MyFinalEdits
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** That being said, the game doesn't seem available for sale online and its official article on Baidu (the government-approved online encyclopedia, most popular in the country), aside from the very basic details on the time of release and development team only states that at the end of 2013 the game and all material related to it was to be deleted within 24 hours due to ''Battlefield 4'' allegedly defaming China's national image. The article has been locked for editing ever since.



* TV Tropes, on the other hand, remains perfectly accessible although sometimes searching gets cumbersome, due to the fact it uses Google Custom Search.

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* TV Tropes, on the other hand, remains perfectly accessible although sometimes searching gets cumbersome, due to the fact as it uses Google Custom Search.
3rd Apr '17 10:46:04 PM PeppermintSoda
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** Blocked sites of note include Website/{{Google}}'s Blogspot, [=Flickr=], Website/{{Twitter}}, Website/{{Facebook}}, and Website/{[Tumblr}}. Western news sites such as [[Creator/TheBBC BBC News]], Creator/{{CNN}}, and the New York Times are also banned. Most video sharing sites are also blocked, including Website/{{YouTube}}, although everything other than the video servers is unblocked on certain college campuses. Website/FourChan is ''not'' blocked; make of that what you will.

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** Blocked sites of note include Website/{{Google}}'s Blogspot, [=Flickr=], Website/{{Twitter}}, Website/{{Facebook}}, and Website/{[Tumblr}}.Website/{{Tumblr}}. Western news sites such as [[Creator/TheBBC BBC News]], Creator/{{CNN}}, and the New York Times are also banned. Most video sharing sites are also blocked, including Website/{{YouTube}}, although everything other than the video servers is unblocked on certain college campuses. Website/FourChan is ''not'' blocked; make of that what you will.
2nd Apr '17 12:38:59 AM erforce
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* ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'' has not been released in China, as the producers claimed it would have been impossible to cut all the copious violence, sex, and bad language and end up with anything resembling a coherent film.

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* ''Film/{{Deadpool}}'' ''Film/Deadpool2016'' has not been released in China, as the producers claimed it would have been impossible to cut all the copious violence, sex, and bad language and end up with anything resembling a coherent film.



* The 2016 ''{{Ghostbusters|2016}}'' reboot was barred from release in China, allegedly due to an obscure guideline against the depictions of supernatural beings and ghosts, but a financing partner for the movie, based in China, clarified that the real reason was because [[http://www.polygon.com/2016/7/13/12179968/ghostbusters-release-china there was little hype for the movie in that region]].

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* The 2016 ''{{Ghostbusters|2016}}'' ''Film/{{Ghostbusters|2016}}'' reboot was barred from release in China, allegedly due to an obscure guideline against the depictions of supernatural beings and ghosts, but a financing partner for the movie, based in China, clarified that the real reason was because [[http://www.polygon.com/2016/7/13/12179968/ghostbusters-release-china there was little hype for the movie in that region]].
22nd Mar '17 7:53:07 AM PrincessPandaTrope
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** Blocked sites of note include Website/{{Google}}'s Blogspot, [=Flickr=], Website/{{Twitter}}, and Website/{{Facebook}}. Western news sites such as [[Creator/TheBBC BBC News]], Creator/{{CNN}}, and the New York Times are also banned. Most video sharing sites are also blocked, including Website/{{YouTube}}, although everything other than the video servers is unblocked on certain college campuses. Website/FourChan is ''not'' blocked; make of that what you will.

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** Blocked sites of note include Website/{{Google}}'s Blogspot, [=Flickr=], Website/{{Twitter}}, Website/{{Facebook}}, and Website/{{Facebook}}.Website/{[Tumblr}}. Western news sites such as [[Creator/TheBBC BBC News]], Creator/{{CNN}}, and the New York Times are also banned. Most video sharing sites are also blocked, including Website/{{YouTube}}, although everything other than the video servers is unblocked on certain college campuses. Website/FourChan is ''not'' blocked; make of that what you will.



* Website/{{DeviantArt}} used to be banned in China until 2016.



* TV Tropes, on the other hand, remains perfectly accessible although sometimes searching gets cumbersome.

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* TV Tropes, on the other hand, remains perfectly accessible although sometimes searching gets cumbersome.cumbersome, due to the fact it uses Google Custom Search.
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