Basically after Hong Kong was handed back, the Chinese government had the bright idea of not changing what made that city prosperous, it worked.
Hong Kong is like the most relaxed place in the world. I love Hong Kong.
But you haven't witnessed real censorship if you've only been to Hong Kong. Visit Beijing or Guangzhou (I think it's above Hong Kong) some day and try to use the internet. It's not fun at all.
Also that's some weird movie censoring you're describing, I've never witnessed over there. But then I only bought cheap DVDs.
I always think this with Japan's censorship. They pretty much run the show in weird pornography, I'm sure most people here have at least heard of tentacle rape porn (which exists and not just in hentai form), but my trip to Japan exposed me and some friends to a whole lot of other hilariously fucked up genres:
BUT YET, you will NEVER see a vagina in Japanese pornography, or a penis, without some form of censorship. It can be blurred out completely or as minimal as a thin black strip across the clitoris/urethra, but it is still required by law to censor at least that much. Sorry that might have been kinda off topic but it just came into mind whilst reading your thread .
I love the clever thinking of the Chinese.
Also there are some foreign Chinese students in one of my classes and they keep telling everyone in their horrible accents that their government is 'helping' the people whenever the subject is brought up.
I feel really sorry for you, they blocked Back to the Future and Doctor Who in China.
Without them, my life would be meaningless.
I liked how censors are in Japan, then they decide to un-censor the nearest chick getting touched by tentacles anime
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.
I remember a few shows, in fact they were pretty violent.
The previews for a cop drama was more like some action movie.
Although there is one network that is pretty liberal, phoenix network or someshit, yellow swirly crap for a logo.
I was born in China. :) but yes, entertainment such as tv or Internet isn't the greatest there. Their Facebook is something called QQ and their servers are horrible. No youtube sucks too. I told my cousin to youtube it or something and he said, "whats that?". If you enjoy historical stuff it's definitely not a boring place to live. At least for me. I always enjoy my vacations back.
China blurs physically harmful substances as Cigarettes and alcohol. They blur a gun to your temple for the sake of youthful ignorance. But fuck! THEY BE NOT BLURRING SOMETHING AS HARMLESS AS TEETS!!!
Sorry. It's you that's ass-backwards. Their censorship, as inconsistent and weird it is, aims to keep its population happy and healthy. Yours just result in depression and soccer moms. Where i live, northing's censored. It's the parents responsibility.
I went to china, no problems with anything cept for pirated movies EVERRYWHERE, on the internet, on the streets EVERYWHERE
I've been interested in Hong Kong for some time, the place seems so fascinating. I wish you would do a "Ask me about Hong Kong" thread.
Speaking about censorship hows the porn there? Is it as weird and as censored as it is in Japan?
I remember once in Iron Man 2, he said something like 'God damned Russians!' and the word 'Russians' was reversed/blurred.
I think the blurring of penis in Japanese porn is even more retarded
Not that I like looking at penis or anything
We eat dogs and can't censor for shit!
Drugs and weapons are bad kids,make only love
The heat and humidity is crazy there during the Summer. Also, I don't get why they blast AC in stores and just leave the doors open... It's like they're trying to refrigerate the world.
my aunt would always leave the ac on in her place. everytime i entered it was like winter
They censor cigarettes, guns, alcohol, and anything having to do with protests.
Something is seriously wrong with that "people's republic".