Tuesday, June 12, 2007

China censors Pirates 3

The only place in China where one can see the third installment of Pirates of the Caribbean is in Hong Kong. Elsewhere, it will be censored -- because of Chow Yun-Fat's depiction of a Qing Dynasty warrior and because Chow recites a poem in Cantonese, a language heavily discouraged in China in favour of Mandarin; except in Hong Kong where Cantonese is an official language.

The last part of the Pirates series was totally banned in Mainland China because it had ghosts in it. (Seriously.)

What will it take to wipe out the Butchers of Tiannanmen Square and bring freedom to all of China, once and for all?

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