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China's government can't take a joke, so comedians living abroad censor themselves

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By FU TING

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Only in China? Try joke about middle east in US. See how "society" react to that joke.

https://nationalpost.com/news/world/israel-middle-east/comedian-dave-chappelle-under-fire-for-anti-israel-set

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Sounds terribly convenient to power to have a thin-skinned political system off limits to humour. I would expect little else though.

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The global watch by the Chinese government over its citizens and their families abroad is well known and has been documented by, even the likes of the NYTimes and Business Insider. What is said by their citizens (and those closely associated to them) seems to matter greatly, no matter where it is said, or in what artistic and entertainment context it is said in.

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sakurasukiToday 07:03 am JST

Only in China? Try joke about middle east in US. See how "society" react to that joke.

https://nationalpost.com/news/world/israel-middle-east/comedian-dave-chappelle-under-fire-for-anti-israel-set

Completely different: Chappelle isn't middle eastern.

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Xi, Putin, and Kim walk into a bar.

Then it blows up.

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Glad I ain't from China.

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SkepticalDec. 8  07:49 am JST

The global watch by the Chinese government over its citizens and their families abroad is well known and has been documented by, even the likes of the NYTimes and Business Insider. What is said by their citizens (and those closely associated to them) seems to matter greatly, no matter where it is said, or in what artistic and entertainment context it is said in.

Even when I was getting my college degree there were a number of Chinese students in my computer science classes. And there were 'watchdog' students amongst them, making sure none of them got 'out of line' according to the 'Great Proletariat Revolutionary Chinese Communist Oh-What-the-Hell Worker's Party' ideological bullcrap.

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SpeedDec. 8  07:55 pm JST

Glad I ain't from China.

China is a totalitarian nation. That means that as a citizen born and raised there you are hammered and indoctrinated with all that ideological crap under an umbrella of fear and of being watched. Then even when you are physically elsewhere the 'educational' claptrap that was planted into your head never leaves you and it never leaves your mind. You're always scared that someone is stalking you and the brainwash stays in your mind. You don't want to slip up because the 'bug' is still in your head and you feel you can never truly escape it.

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