History BannedinChina / China

7th Dec '17 3:06:54 PM DarkPaladinX
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** Many historical based strategy games such as ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpires'', ''VideoGame/TotalWar'', and ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}}'' will often avoid having civilizations such as the Tibetans or the Uighurs as playable factions mainly to avoid this trope (especially ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpires'' where the [[VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresII second installation]] of this game [[GermansLoveDavidHasslehoff is relatively popular in China]]).

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** Many historical based strategy games such as ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpires'', ''VideoGame/TotalWar'', and ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}}'' will often avoid having civilizations such as the Tibetans or the Uighurs as playable factions mainly to avoid this trope (especially ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpires'' where the [[VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresII second installation]] of this game [[GermansLoveDavidHasslehoff [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff is relatively popular in China]]).China]]). [[note]]It should noted that Tibetans [[WhatCouldHaveBeen were originally intended to be a playable faction]] for the Conquerers expansion before Ensemble Studios decided to go with the Koreans due to Korea's famous Turtle Ships and even to this day, Ensemble Studios's SpiritualSuccessor, Skybox Labs, specifically said that they will never include the Tibetans for this very reason.[[/note]]
7th Dec '17 3:02:40 PM DarkPaladinX
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** Many historical based strategy games such as ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpires'', ''VideoGame/TotalWar'', and ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}}'' will often avoid having civilizations such as the Tibetans or the Uighurs as playable factions mainly to avoid this trope (especially ''VideoGame/AgeOfEmpires'' where the [[VideoGame/AgeOfEmpiresII second installation]] of this game [[GermansLoveDavidHasslehoff is relatively popular in China]]).
1st Dec '17 4:11:08 AM alnair20aug93
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* Starting in late 2016, China banned KoreanPopMusic and all forms of Korean entertainment [[due to South Korea's missile agreement with the US]] known as the THAAD system. The ban has been lifted since then.

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* Starting in late 2016, China banned KoreanPopMusic and all forms of Korean entertainment [[due [[https://www.vox.com/latest-news/2017/3/3/14795636/china-south-korea-pop-culture-kpop-attacks-thaad due to South Korea's missile agreement with the US]] known as the THAAD system. The ban has been lifted since then.
1st Dec '17 4:09:26 AM alnair20aug93
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* Starting in late 2016, China banned KoreanPopMusic and all forms of Korean entertainment [[due to South Korea's missile agreement with the US]] known as the THAAD system. The ban has been lifted since then.
30th Nov '17 7:25:42 PM Nouct
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* While not outright banned, ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' had the full card art and head shots for the servants Boudica and Mata Hari censored in the Chinese release due to them having some of the biggest busts of all servants. Bizarrely, the ban ''only'' applies to those two servants; not only have other servants with similar size busts[[note]]i.e., Francis Drake[[/note]] avoided the ban, but servants that are based around actual Chinese historical figures, such as Jing Ke or Zhung Le, have been able to avoid such a fate as well.

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* While not outright banned, ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' had the full card art and head shots for the servants Boudica and Mata Hari censored in the Chinese release due to them having some of the biggest busts of all servants. Bizarrely, the ban ''only'' applies to those two servants; not only have other servants with similar size busts[[note]]i.e., Francis Drake[[/note]] avoided the ban, but servants that are based around actual Chinese historical figures, such as Jing Ke or Zhung Le, Zhuge Liang, have been able to avoid such a fate as well.
29th Nov '17 4:55:56 PM RoarkTenjouin
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* While not outright banned, ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' had the full card art and head shots for the servants Boudica and Mata Hari censored in the Chinese release due to them having some of the biggest busts of all servants. Bizarrely, the ban ''only'' applies to those two servants; not only have other servants with similar size busts[[note]]i.e., Francis Drake[[/note]] avoided the ban, but servants that are based around actual Chinese historical figures, such as Jing Ke or Zhung Le, have been able to avoid such a fate as well.
28th Nov '17 7:21:21 PM jamespolk
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* Yimou Zhang's films, such as ''Film/ToLive'', are banned in China.

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* Many of Creator/ZhangYimou's films. ''Film/ToLive'' (1994) has never been shown in China, due to negative portayals of Maoism and the Cultural Revolution; the film also got Yimou Zhang's films, himself banned from making movies for two years. Other of his films such as ''Film/ToLive'', are banned ''Film/JuDou'' and ''Film/RaiseTheRedLantern'' were eventually released after serving a couple of years in China.Chinese movie jail.
9th Nov '17 11:07:40 AM SkylaNoivern
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* The Lonely Planet guidebooks of Taiwan and Tibet are banned in the country. The former is for listing Taiwan as being a separate country to China on the map. The latter for the same reason, as well as for mentioning the Dalai Lama.

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* The Lonely Planet guidebooks of Any travel-book that is primarily centered around Taiwan and or Tibet are banned in the country. The former is for listing Taiwan country, especially if it lists either country as being a separate country to China on the map. The latter for the same reason, as well as for mentioning map, or if it mentions the Dalai Lama.Lama at all. This even extends onto books that are focused on China, but do list either country as being separate.



* During a Chinese tour, Music/{{Bjork}} began to chant "Tibet! Tibet!" during a performance of "Declare Independence". For this, she was deported and banned from re-entering the country, and her music was banned.

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* During a Chinese tour, Music/{{Bjork}} was deported and had her music banned from the country after her performance of the song "Declare Independence", where she began to chant "Tibet! Tibet!" during a performance of "Declare Independence". For this, Tibet!". While she was deported and wasn't banned from re-entering off-the-bat, her attempts to argue against the country, and government's decision was what led her music was banned.to ban.
28th Oct '17 10:03:06 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]]. Sale of the game on retail platforms is prohibited, and when the ban was announced many sites banned the game as a keyword, but Origin can still be downloaded without use of VPN and [=BF4=] can be purchased and downloaded through it. With the censorship ban being lifted a few years later, the game now feels like it's not even remotely banned in China.

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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]]. Sale of the game on retail platforms is prohibited, and when the ban was announced many sites banned the game as a keyword, but Origin can still be downloaded without use of VPN and [=BF4=] can be purchased and downloaded through it. With the censorship ban being lifted a few years later, the game now feels like it's not even remotely banned in China.
26th Oct '17 1:02:22 AM narm00
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* In 2015, the Chinese government started cracking down "violent" and "sexually oriented" anime and manga in the internet and print. These include ''Anime/BloodC'', ''Anime/PsychoPass'', ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', ''Manga/HighSchoolOfTheDead'', and ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland'', ''Anime/DevilMayCryTheAnimatedSeries'', [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-06-09/china-blacklists-attack-on-titan-death-note-36-more-anime-manga/.89055 among others]].

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* In 2015, the Chinese government started cracking down on "violent" and "sexually oriented" anime and manga in print and the internet and print.internet. These include ''Anime/BloodC'', ''Anime/PsychoPass'', ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', ''Manga/HighSchoolOfTheDead'', and ''Manga/DeadmanWonderland'', ''Anime/DevilMayCryTheAnimatedSeries'', [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-06-09/china-blacklists-attack-on-titan-death-note-36-more-anime-manga/.89055 among others]].



* The ''Film/RedDawn2012'' remake was considered likely to face legal or financial problems in China due to its portrayal of a Chinese invasion of the US, leading to the makers to change the villains to North Koreans.

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* The ''Film/RedDawn2012'' remake was considered likely to face legal or financial problems in China due to its portrayal of a Chinese invasion of the US, leading to the makers to change the villains to North Koreans.



* Averted, while not banned in China, ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' was [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/17/skyfall-censored-china-bond_n_2495528.html censored]] to remove a scene in which Film/JamesBond kills a Chinese security guard. The subtitles also remove a mention of Severine's time as a child prostitute in Macau.

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* Averted, while While not banned in China, ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' was [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/17/skyfall-censored-china-bond_n_2495528.html censored]] to remove a scene in which Film/JamesBond kills a Chinese security guard. The subtitles also remove a mention of Severine's time as a child prostitute in Macau.



* Averted, while it was not banned, ''Film/{{Pixels}}'' was edited to remove a scene showing the aliens blowing a hole in the Great Wall of China out of fears that it would get the movie banned over there.

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* Averted, while While it was not banned, ''Film/{{Pixels}}'' was edited to remove a scene showing the aliens blowing a hole in the Great Wall of China out of fears that it would get the movie banned over there.



* ''WesternAnimation/SausageParty'' was withheld from release in China for the same reasons as Deadpool; raunchy, violent, profane, and [[AnimationAgeGhetto animated to boot]]. Between the inevitable cuts and the equally inevitable [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids angry parents taking their kids to see it because hey, cartoons are for kids!]], it was deemed safer to just not release the film at all.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SausageParty'' was withheld from release in China for the same reasons as Deadpool; Deadpool: raunchy, violent, profane, and [[AnimationAgeGhetto animated to boot]]. Between the inevitable cuts and the equally inevitable [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids angry parents taking their kids to see it because hey, cartoons are for kids!]], it was deemed safer to just not release the film at all.



* ''Series/DoctorWho'' is banned due to the portrayal of TimeTravel; as stated above, the Chinese government frowns upon positive portrayals of time travel or any "inaccurate" depictions of the past.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' is was previously banned due to the portrayal of TimeTravel; as stated above, above under Film, the Chinese government frowns upon positive portrayals of time travel or any "inaccurate" depictions of the past.past. However, in 2017, BBC Worldwide signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Chinese media company Shanghai Media Group Pictures making the revival series, ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' and ''Series/{{Class| 2016}}'' available on the mainland, with first refusal for four series after Series 11 in the event they were commissioned.



* The Chinese-language version of [[UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows Windows 95]] has been banned after users discovered in programs fournished by Taiwanese contractors references to anti-Communist slogans such as "Communist bandits" or "reclaim the mainland", both used by the Taipei government[[note]]"Communist bandits" was used to describe the PRC leadership while "reclaim the mainland" meant "take back Mainland china from the Cimmies"[[/note]].

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* The Chinese-language version of [[UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows Windows 95]] has been banned after users discovered in programs fournished by Taiwanese contractors references to anti-Communist slogans such as "Communist bandits" or "reclaim the mainland", mainland" in programs furnished by Taiwanese contractors, both of which were used by the Taipei government[[note]]"Communist bandits" was used to describe the PRC leadership while "reclaim the mainland" meant "take back Mainland china China from the Cimmies"[[/note]].



* China used to ban depictions of demons and human skeletons, so many ''MagicTheGathering'' cards had their art altered for release there, and many others were simply not released in China. None of the Chinese finalists during this period made it far in the Pro Tour finals because they simply didn't know how to play with the full collection of cards. The ban was lifted in 2008.

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* China used to ban depictions of demons and human skeletons, so many ''MagicTheGathering'' ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' cards had their art altered for release there, and many others were simply not released in China. None of the Chinese finalists during this period made it far in the Pro Tour finals because they simply didn't know how to play with the full collection of cards. The ban was lifted in 2008.
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