China blocks Win­nie the Pooh

The Times (South Africa) - - WORLD -

WIN­NIE the Pooh is on the wrong side of China’s cen­sors. Men­tions of the lov­able but dimwit­ted bear with a weak­ness for “hunny” have been blocked on Chi­nese so­cial net­works.

The com­mu­nist au­thor­i­ties did not ex­plain the clam­p­down but the self-de­scribed “bear of very lit­tle brain” has been used in the past in a meme com­par­ing him to portly Chi­nese Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping.

Com­ments about “Lit­tle Bear Win­nie” — Pooh’s Chi­nese name — turn up er­ror mes­sages say­ing “This con­tent is il­le­gal”. —

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