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Monday, June 25, 2018

Comedian John Oliver, HBO website censored in China after Xi jokes

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-example of censorship
-note reason for censorship: ridculing of political leaders -- eroding stature of public figures and consequently the trust and respect for them...
-note issue of humour

-note how Preseident Xi was compared to Winnie the Pooh, something which he doesn't find flattering:
Mr Oliver's segment dug into Mr Xi's distaste at comparisons to the self-described "bear of very little brain" and introduced viewers to repressive changes under way in the world's most populous country.

Do you think such a scenario will be allowed to happen in Singapore? Why or why not?

Qns: 
1.     How far, in your society, should unpopular views be open to discussion? (Cam. 2013)
2.     Can humour ever be serious? (Cam. 2012)