Chinese censor to Taiwan: Yes, we don’t have freedom of speech

Alia | February 20th, 2013 - 7:18 pm
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Less than 24 hours after Sina Weibo verified that Frank Hsieh, former presidential nominee of Taiwan’s pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), opened an account, the account has already been deleted. Chinese netizens viewed the move as a major setback in re-unification efforts.

A real-life Black Mirror moment, How a joke evolved into news

Alia | April 14th, 2012 - 8:55 pm
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The “fear of touch” quote regarding the censored nudity scenes in Titanic 3D, which was believed to be from a reliable news source at the time of writing the blog post, was verified as a joke by an offended Chinese netizen. Below is a letter from 豆瓣逗你妹, who originated the fake news, explaining how his joke evolved into news.

[Disclaimer updated] 3D Titanic suggests stricter censorship, No 3D boobs for Chinese viewers

Alia | April 9th, 2012 - 9:57 pm
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While Jack was able to draw a portrait of Rose’s naked body in 1997, he will only end up with a neck-and-above close-up in 2012. The move by China’s State Administration of Radio, Film and Television is to prevent viewers from wanting to extend their hands for a touch.