1. Post #81
    I am a moderator.
    Swebonny's Avatar
    August 2006
    12,866 Posts
    The OP? The protests thing was all over the news a year or so ago when the entire non-Chinese world remembered that peaceful protest that the "People's Liberation Army" broke up with tanks.
    It seemed to me that you made a statement. Also that censoring OP saw wa most likely due to the television network, as he said it was in Hong Kong. HK's censoring is almost the same as
    in the West.

  2. Post #82
    SK17a
    garychencool's Avatar
    October 2010
    13,072 Posts
    And yet you chose satellite over the internet

  3. Post #83
    The Great.
    Kougar's Avatar
    September 2008
    520 Posts
    Hong Kong's great, I agree.

  4. Post #84
    Gold Member
    monkey11's Avatar
    February 2008
    2,473 Posts
    Its crazy how much culture shock we experience sometime. I just moved into my dorm, and I have a Chinese Grad student as my roommate. Its been a very different experience.

  5. Post #85
    Not that bad of a seed
    asteroidrules's Avatar
    January 2011
    10,417 Posts
    You live in a country where they censor skin in any kind of sexual context... Your country is against sexual education. That's fucked! Something's seriously wrong with that "Country of the free". No censorship is perfect since all of them infringe and insults the individuals own ability to process and file information mentally.
    Only if it in some way involves under-eighteens.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United States Show Events Agree Agree x 1 (list)

  6. Post #86
    Gold Member
    Snake7's Avatar
    May 2011
    1,765 Posts
    snip
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows XP United States Show Events Dumb Dumb x 2 (list)

  7. Post #87
    Dennab
    September 2011
    1,790 Posts
    Stop posting, that will make me shut up.
    You're a very mean person

    But no I think that makes sense in a completely ass-backwards way.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows Vista United States Show Events Dumb Dumb x 1 (list)

  8. Post #88
    Terrible Mustache Aficionado
    Polyethylene's Avatar
    November 2010
    2,653 Posts
    OP has yellow fever
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United States Show Events Dumb Dumb x 2 (list)

  9. Post #89
    Gold Member
    s0m3_guy's Avatar
    July 2007
    5,814 Posts
    They censor cigarettes, guns, alcohol, and anything having to do with protests.
    Something is seriously wrong with that "people's republic".
    Watch a drama reenactment of Mao Zi Dong during WWII
    count how many cigarettes he smokes
    10 packs a day no doubt.

  10. Post #90
    Gold Member
    SiMoN 23259's Avatar
    March 2006
    786 Posts
    My family is in mainland China because the job is so deep in the country, but my goal is to live in Hong Kong next year. It's actually not as terrible as people make it sound. I've really liked it here but Hong Kong is definitely way better.
    Hey mate, I moved to China too, but I have to travel to Hong Kong every 30 days for 1 night as per my visa. I'm going back on the 11th of October, Wanna grab a drink mate?

    Also, Hong Kong is an amazing city, my favorite by far, I dont get the cencorship you talk about on my TV I have an illegal satellite system and a VPN for the internet. But mainland China isnt too bad to be honest, the driving is pretty shitty but apart from that its nearly the same in my city. Just a lot less to do. The girls are amazing though!

    And I look young ish but i've only ever been asked for ID once and that was in Hong Kong, Stanley, the peculiar pelican bar, they do the best fish and chips.

    OP has yellow fever
    So do i :P

  11. Post #91
    Shady16159's Avatar
    September 2009
    368 Posts
    OP, I'm thinking about going to China to study at Sun-yat-sen University in about 2 years and I'd like to get some ideas of what China in general is about, because honestly, I'm a bit nervous about living internationally, but I can't let the opportunity pass. Any information would be awesome :)

    Also, for those of you who don't know, Sun-yat-sen university is in Guangzhou, which apparently censors everything.

  12. Post #92
    Dispenser's Avatar
    March 2009
    1,913 Posts
    China confuses me. They blur out guns in movies but also publicly execute people.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows Vista United States Show Events Funny Funny x 2Dumb Dumb x 1Agree Agree x 1 (list)

  13. Post #93

  14. Post #94
    LIVE LIKE A WINDRAMMER AS YOU FUCK
    Murkat's Avatar
    June 2010
    5,787 Posts
    403 - Forbidden
    oh shit the chinese are censoring it

    everyone quick look like communists
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows Vista Denmark Show Events Funny Funny x 8 (list)

  15. Post #95
    ThatCrazyGmanV2's Avatar
    May 2011
    3,855 Posts
    oh shit the chinese are censoring it

    everyone quick look like communists
    Yes my comrade! let us drink vodka and rice wine and talk about killing americans and stuff...
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows Vista Australia Show Events Agree Agree x 2 (list)

  16. Post #96
    Gold Member
    SiMoN 23259's Avatar
    March 2006
    786 Posts
    OP, I'm thinking about going to China to study at Sun-yat-sen University in about 2 years and I'd like to get some ideas of what China in general is about, because honestly, I'm a bit nervous about living internationally, but I can't let the opportunity pass. Any information would be awesome :)

    Also, for those of you who don't know, Sun-yat-sen university is in Guangzhou, which apparently censors everything.
    The cencorship isnt that bad. You can view most things on the net, mainly not facebook and youtube but a simple VPN can let you access those sites. From what i remember, that university is beautiful. I'm in Guangzhou and its fine here. Pepople are great, just dont get on the wrong side of the police. OP is in Hong Kong which is different from China.

  17. Post #97
    Gold Member
    lintz's Avatar
    May 2006
    6,435 Posts
    OP, I'm thinking about going to China to study at Sun-yat-sen University in about 2 years and I'd like to get some ideas of what China in general is about, because honestly, I'm a bit nervous about living internationally, but I can't let the opportunity pass. Any information would be awesome :)

    Also, for those of you who don't know, Sun-yat-sen university is in Guangzhou, which apparently censors everything.
    That's a very interesting mix of Cantonese and Mandarin you've got there.

  18. Post #98
    Shady16159's Avatar
    September 2009
    368 Posts
    What is the main language in Guangzhou? English and cantonese?

  19. Post #99
    I WOTCH ANIEM
    Maximo13's Avatar
    October 2008
    8,027 Posts
    My parents treated me differently. Always told me to cover my eyes in kissy parts and sexy time parts, but they let me watch and play the bloodiest, goriest shit ever (Like postal 2)
    Look at your country. Europe tends to be the other way around.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 Switzerland Show Events Agree Agree x 1 (list)

  20. Post #100
    Gold Member
    SiMoN 23259's Avatar
    March 2006
    786 Posts
    What is the main language in Guangzhou? English and cantonese?
    Mandarin. Cantonese mainly stays in Hong Kong. Then its mandarin for the rest of China but each province has its own version of the language.

  21. Post #101
    AntiNazi's Avatar
    September 2011
    374 Posts
    Japan probably needs censorship on porn as their birth rate is pretty low.
    China is the other way around. Need no censorship because of their high birth rate.
    What the fuck does porn have to do with birth rates?
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 Serbia Show Events Agree Agree x 5 (list)

  22. Post #102

    October 2011
    6 Posts
    What the fuck does porn have to do with birth rates?
    Well, if everyone watches uncensored porn, they masturbate all the time and dont meet womens or make babies :O If porn is censored, they dont wanna watch it and have real sex.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 Netherlands Show Events Dumb Dumb x 5 (list)

  23. Post #103
    Gold Member
    s0m3_guy's Avatar
    July 2007
    5,814 Posts
    Mandarin. Cantonese mainly stays in Hong Kong. Then its mandarin for the rest of China but each province has its own version of the language.
    A lot of people still speak Cantonese in Guangzhou.

  24. Post #104
    boy i sure do love it when my title doesnt fit
    LuaChobo's Avatar
    December 2009
    5,992 Posts
    Well, if everyone watches uncensored porn, they masturbate all the time and dont meet womens or make babies :O If porn is censored, they dont wanna watch it and have real sex.
    Not sure if 12 or just stupid.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows XP Australia Show Events Agree Agree x 10Zing Zing x 2 (list)

  25. Post #105
    Gold Member
    DoctorSalt's Avatar
    January 2009
    2,632 Posts
    You're talking about censorship in China and the biggest thing you've noticed is blurry guns?

    Why not the whole "silencing dissent" thing
    What dissent? There is no dissent in China.
    That has been... dealt with.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 United States Show Events Funny Funny x 1 (list)

  26. Post #106
    Shounic's Avatar
    May 2010
    2,112 Posts
    To go to Hong Kong for college. People really have the wrong mind to think of what it's like here. My dad is the director of innovations for the shoe company Brooks. I know that when I go back to America to live there, I will have a secure job for my career. When I apply for a job in America, I will be looked at more than someone who didn't graduate internationally compared to someone who did graduate in America. It's because we make so much business in China and knowing the country and understanding hard accents is a giant plus for people like me.

    And also, Hong Kong is NOTHING like China. Hong Kong is like a better New York. It's its own country pretty much. It's my favorite place in the world, officially. The people dress great, the girls are beautiful. A lot of people speak English, more than I imagined.
    2 pages late, but fuck yeah! Hong Kong is awesome :D

    except our economy and our money is worth dirt.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 Hong Kong Show Events Funny Funny x 1 (list)

  27. Post #107
    Gold Member
    jA_cOp's Avatar
    May 2006
    2,684 Posts
    Wow, there's a lot of sinophobia in this thread.

    Here's the reality of it: living in China can be perfectly fine. It depends mostly on the location - the cities in east and south tend to have very decent living standards.

    Anyway, for the people in this thread who have been wondering about Japan's censorship: that law is from 1907. It remains unchanged due to political, not cultural, inertia. Uncensored pornography is distributed freely on the Internet and as material sold under the radar. Nobody cares about the loopholes because that law is more or less obsolete.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 Norway Show Events Agree Agree x 1 (list)

  28. Post #108
    Logic Studio's Avatar
    June 2011
    779 Posts
    I just hate it when people freak out about seeing a penis in TV.

    "Oh my Goodness what on earth is that! Quick, Charlie! Close your eyes! Dont look at that hideous, satanic thing!"

  29. Post #109
    every scene where someone is holding a gun to someones face, the gun is blurred out.
    do they do that in text too?

    you better watch out mother fucker I've got a
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows Vista United States Show Events Funny Funny x 5 (list)

  30. Post #110
    Gold Member
    Alex141's Avatar
    April 2007
    637 Posts
    Interesting I've never seen this in my time in China. I've been here almost 9 years and the only censored thing I know of is the Internet, no Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo or imageshack. Being in Hong Kong you've got it lucky, Beijing sucks at times

  31. Post #111
    Konigstiger96's Avatar
    January 2009
    1,599 Posts
    For an example of censorship, I went to Beijing once and found out that half the images in the LMAO pics thread were censored. They censor it out by blocking the sites the images originate from

    Edited:

    And my internet crapped out immediately after I posted that, I think they are on to me
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows Vista Singapore Show Events Funny Funny x 1 (list)

  32. Post #112
    Flubascrub
    Flubadoo's Avatar
    August 2009
    10,528 Posts
    They blocked:

    -Facebook
    -Reddit
    -Youtube

    They did not block:

    -/b/
    -googling porn
    -almost every porn site.

  33. Post #113
    Gold Member
    Pilotguy97's Avatar
    November 2010
    4,425 Posts
    They blocked:

    -Facebook
    -Reddit
    -Youtube

    They did not block:

    -/b/
    -googling porn
    -almost every porn site.
    Do you know how hard it would be to block 9/10ths of the internet?
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Windows 7 New Zealand Show Events Zing Zing x 6 (list)

  34. Post #114
    Smug Bastard's Avatar
    April 2011
    2,596 Posts
    And Shiftyze was never heard from again.

  35. Post #115

    October 2011
    39 Posts
    I know right too much censorship no wonder most of the young kids want out

  36. Post #116
    Hellstrom's Avatar
    August 2011
    272 Posts
    I would probably visit Hong Kong. Not the rest of China though, where the sky is all smog now. I couldn't live in China, though. East asian girls don't really suit my fancy. I'd constantly have to check the chick's private parts to remind myself i'm not with a 12 year old boy. Although, if i had to pick one group of East Asians as most attractive it'd be Koreans.

  37. Post #117
    Gold Member
    Ickylevel's Avatar
    March 2007
    1,679 Posts
    OP is born with a silver spoon in his mouth.


    Just kidding.

  38. Post #118
    I like the zip of Miracle Whip
    cheetahben's Avatar
    January 2010
    3,989 Posts
    They blocked:

    -Facebook
    -Reddit
    -Youtube

    They did not block:

    -/b/
    -googling porn
    -almost every porn site.
    Makes sense

  39. Post #119
    Diamond Member
    MedicWine's Avatar
    January 2009
    8,096 Posts
    The worst part of censorship is *** ***** * ****.

  40. Post #120
    Gold Member
    trotskygrad's Avatar
    June 2011
    8,488 Posts
    The worst part of censorship is *** ***** * ****.
    I had to read some declassified documents for a research project once

    now I eternally fear the black rectangle (and black ops is totally unrealistic in what they censor, just sayin)