History Main / BannedInChina

25th Sep '16 5:06:27 AM HotelCalifornia
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* ''Wired'' magazine was banned for running the Creator/WilliamGibson article "
[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disneyland_with_the_Death_Penalty Disneyland with the Death Penalty]]", which heavily criticized the state's authoritarian nature.

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* ''Wired'' magazine was banned for running the famous Creator/WilliamGibson article "
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"[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disneyland_with_the_Death_Penalty Disneyland with the Death Penalty]]", which heavily criticized the state's authoritarian nature.
25th Sep '16 5:04:47 AM HotelCalifornia
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* ''Wired'' magazine was banned for running the Creator/WilliamGibson article "
[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disneyland_with_the_Death_Penalty Disneyland with the Death Penalty]]", which heavily criticized the state's authoritarian nature.
16th Sep '16 3:59:28 PM MyFinalEdits
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The Taliban was notorious for banning pretty much any work of art, considering it contrary to the values of their particular brand of Islam. At its worst, from 1996 to 2001, the Taliban banned all television sets, movies, and non-religious music.

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The Taliban was notorious for banning pretty much any work of art, considering it contrary to the values of their particular brand of Islam. At its worst, from 1996 to 2001, the Taliban banned all television sets, movies, and non-religious music.



Much of what's listed here was the work of a fascist military dictatorship in power in Greece between 1967 and 1974; it banned pretty much everything it deemed left-wing or a sign of modern decadence. This included labor unions, the peace symbol, rock music, "new math", miniskirts, and long hair on men. The craziest thing they banned was the letter "Z", which was used as a symbol of murdered resistance leader Grigoris Lambrakis (''zi'' meaning "he lives").

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Much of what's listed here was the work of a fascist military dictatorship in power in Greece between 1967 and 1974; it banned pretty much everything it deemed left-wing or a sign of modern decadence. This included labor unions, the peace symbol, rock music, "new math", miniskirts, and long hair on men. The craziest thing they banned was the letter "Z", which was used as a symbol of murdered resistance leader Grigoris Lambrakis (''zi'' meaning "he lives").



* Pretty much anything created by members of the Baha'i Faith is banned in Iran. One newspaper was suspended in 2009 because it had an Indian tourism advertisement featuring a photo of a Baha'i temple. Unfortunately for the newspaper, one of the most prominent symbols of modern Delhi, and the photo in said ad, is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lotus_Temple a great big Baha'i temple]].

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* Pretty much anything Anything created by members of the Baha'i Faith is banned in Iran. One newspaper was suspended in 2009 because it had an Indian tourism advertisement featuring a photo of a Baha'i temple. Unfortunately for the newspaper, one of the most prominent symbols of modern Delhi, and the photo in said ad, is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lotus_Temple a great big Baha'i temple]].



North Korea, probably the single most isolated country in the world, bans pretty much anything foreign -- and enforces this through torture and gruesome punishments. This can happen even to those caught listening to South Korean music (not that it stops South Korea from broadcasting music over the border, through both radio and giant loudspeakers). North Korea even has its own Internet, completely separate from the normal World Wide Web, and thus free of any outside influence. It would be easier to list what's foreign and ''not'' banned in North Korea:

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North Korea, probably the single most isolated country in the world, bans pretty much nearly anything foreign -- and enforces this through torture and gruesome punishments. This can happen even to those caught listening to South Korean music (not that it stops South Korea from broadcasting music over the border, through both radio and giant loudspeakers). North Korea even has its own Internet, completely separate from the normal World Wide Web, and thus free of any outside influence. It would be easier to list what's foreign and ''not'' banned in North Korea:



* Similar to Mexico, ''Film/TheLastTemptationOfChrist'' was not shown due to protests from fundamentalist Christian groups for similar reasons, particularly with Jesus' relationship with Mary Magdalene. And unlike ''Film/TheDaVinciCode'', you cannot find a copy of it in any local video store, and it's rare to find a bootleg copy of it.

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* Similar to Mexico, ''Film/TheLastTemptationOfChrist'' was not shown due to protests from fundamentalist Christian groups for similar reasons, particularly with Jesus' relationship with Mary Magdalene. And unlike ''Film/TheDaVinciCode'', you cannot find a copy of it in any local video store, and it's rare to find a bootleg copy of it.



* Franchise/{{Barbie}} dolls are banned in Saudia Arabia, partly due to Islamic law and its issues with the female body, but also apparently because the government sees them as "Zionist dolls" and "symbols of the perversion and decadence of the West". They solved this by introducing [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulla_(doll) Fulla]], TheMoralSubstitute; although she follows IslamicDress and promotes Muslim values, she's pretty much the same.

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* Franchise/{{Barbie}} dolls are banned in Saudia Arabia, partly due to Islamic law and its issues with the female body, but also apparently because the government sees them as "Zionist dolls" and "symbols of the perversion and decadence of the West". They solved this by introducing [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulla_(doll) Fulla]], TheMoralSubstitute; although she follows IslamicDress and promotes Muslim values, she's pretty much the same.



* Various websites, such as Blogger.com, [=WordPress=], UsefulNotes/RichardDawkins' [[http://www.richarddawkins.net/ website]], [[http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/ Little Green Footballs]], and [[http://mypetjawa.mu.nu The Jawa Report]] have all been banned in Turkey at one time or another, all for pretty much the same reasons. Dawkins has a banner on his site marking this as a point of pride.

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* Various websites, such as Blogger.com, [=WordPress=], UsefulNotes/RichardDawkins' [[http://www.richarddawkins.net/ website]], [[http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/ Little Green Footballs]], and [[http://mypetjawa.mu.nu The Jawa Report]] have all been banned in Turkey at one time or another, all for pretty much the same reasons. Dawkins has a banner on his site marking this as a point of pride.
16th Sep '16 2:02:11 PM FF32
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* The entire ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' series was banned in 2008 when a fan of ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV GTA IV]]'' killed a taxi driver. This affected subsequent releases such as ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoChinatownWars Chinatown Wars]]'' and ''GrandTheftAutoV''.

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* The entire ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' series was banned in 2008 when a fan of ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV GTA IV]]'' killed a taxi driver. This affected subsequent releases such as ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoChinatownWars Chinatown Wars]]'' and ''GrandTheftAutoV''.
''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV''.
14th Sep '16 4:26:48 PM AHI-3000
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* Although the film medium itself is not banned, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinema_of_Saudi_Arabia movie theaters are (mostly) absent in this country]].
11th Sep '16 3:04:18 AM C2
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* Oddly, the influence of MoralGuardians causes a frequent {{inver|tedtrope}}sion of this trope. Canadian private broadcasters self-regulate through the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council; this entity can easily bow to pressure to refuse to air certain content. The state broadcaster, Creator/TheCBC, does not participate in this scheme, and they can thus get away with ''more'' than the private networks can.

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* Oddly, the influence of MoralGuardians causes a frequent {{inver|tedtrope}}sion of this trope. Canadian private broadcasters self-regulate through the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council; this entity can easily bow to pressure to refuse to air certain content. The state broadcaster, Creator/TheCBC, the Creator/{{CBC}}, does not participate in this scheme, and they can thus get away with ''more'' than the private networks can.
can. (It and other public broadcasters are directly regulated by the CRTC.)
8th Sep '16 9:16:38 AM Prinzenick
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* Disney/{{Hercules}} was [[AmericansHateTingle so universally despised by Greece]] for playing [[TheThemeParkVersion fast and loose with Greek Mythology]], that they went as far as denying the film a premiere in the country.
24th Aug '16 10:50:14 PM RAMChYLD
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chewing_gum_ban_in_Singapore Possession of chewing gum and bubble gum is illegal in Singapore, with the exception of medicinal gum for therapeutic uses.]]
24th Aug '16 4:19:00 PM Random888
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France has been known to criminalize material advancing extreme political positions. Between 1892 and 1994, it was unlawful to promote or advocate anarchy or overthrow of the government. Also in 1994, the government enacted the Gayssot Act, which criminalized material that denied [[FinalSolution the Holocaust]].

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\n* France has been known to criminalize material advancing extreme political positions. Between 1892 and 1994, it was unlawful to promote or advocate anarchy or overthrow of the government. Also in 1994, the government enacted the Gayssot Act, which criminalized material that denied [[FinalSolution the Holocaust]].


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* "La Marseillaise", which is now France's NationalAnthem, was actually banned in France for much of the nineteenth century due to its association with the radicalism of UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution. It didn't become the national anthem permanently until 1879. Oddly, Vichy France retained "La Marseillaise" as the national anthem.
29th Jul '16 8:59:10 PM Assassin-sensei
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* ''Gal*Gun: Double Peace'' and ''[[VideoGame/SenranKagura Senran Kagura: Estival Versus]]'' were pulled from EB Games' stores and website due to their highly sexualized gameplay, though both did manage to receive R18+ ratings completely uncensored from the classification board.
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