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Here's why China has banned Winnie the Pooh

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Winnie the Pooh has been banned in China due to comparisons being made between the character and the Chinese president.

The name and images of the character, Winnie the Pooh, have begun to be censored within China. The censorship is a reaction to bloggers comparing the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, to Winnie the Pooh.

The comparison first arose when Jinping was photographed shaking hands with the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, in an awkward-looking exchange. The reaction was a comparison to Winnie the Pooh shaking Eeyore’s hand.

Weibo/AFP

It continued when the president popped his head out of a limo.

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A comparison also came out of a picture of Jinping walking alongside Barack Obama.

AFP/Weibo

Silly old bear.




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