Brickbat: Oh, Bother

Winnie the PoohChinese Internet censors have attempted to squelch any criticism of the Communist Party Council’s decision to eliminate term limits so Xi Jiinping can serve more than two terms as president. They’ve banned references to Animal Farm, Brave New World, 1984, and… Winnie the Pooh. Chinese social media have long noted the resemblance between Pooh Bear and Xi and have used images of the character to mock the president. But now, censors are scurrying to remove any references to Winnie.

from Hit & Run

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