Meanwhile in China of the Day: "Big Yellow Duck" and "Today" Banned from Weibo

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Meanwhile in China of the Day: "Big Yellow Duck" and "Today" Banned from Weibo
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In preparation for the anniversary of the 1989 Tianamen Square protests, Chinese censors reportedly blocked several search terms on the country's top microblogging site Sina Weibo, including "1989," "in today," "anniversary" and "big yellow duck." The odd water fowl reference was banned in response to a viral photoshopped version of the iconic 1989 photograph "Tank Man," which Weibo user Weibolg altered by replacing the tanks with superimposed photos of Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman's famous Rubber Duck floating sculpture.

North Korea Has a Problem With This Ridiculous Dance Video Featuring Kim Jong Un

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Citing "a source in China," the Chosun Ilbo reports that "the North feels the clip, which shows Kim dancing and Kung-Fu fighting, 'seriously compromises Kim's dignity and authority.'"

The newspaper says that after North Korea asked China to stop the video from spreading, "Beijng was unable to oblige."