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Disney cuts Simpsons China ‘forced labour’ episode in Hong Kong

Al Jazeera 08 Feb 2023
The previously affected episode showed the Simpsons visiting Beijing’s Tiananmen Square – the site of the 1989 massacre of pro-democracy protesters – and finding a sign there that read ... on Tiananmen Square had “suffered precisely the kind of censorship it was written to ridicule”.

A Central Axis in the 21st Century 07 Feb 2023
Chinese and foreigners playing games at the Bell Tower and Drum Tower Square in Beijing on August 23, 2017.&nbsp... Beijing is a case in point ... As researcher Wang Jun explains in his book Evolutionary Record of Beijing (Chengji), by 1949, when the People's Republic of China was founded, Tian'anmen Square had quadrupled in size.

Passing Down Memories of the Central Axis of Beijing 07 Feb 2023
We exited the Zhongshan Park through its south gate, then turned left, crossed the Outer Golden Water Bridge in Tian'anmen Square, and arrived at the south gate of the Beijing Working People's Cultural Palace, previously called the Imperial Ancestral Temple.

Disney+ in Hong Kong drops ‘Simpsons’ episode

Taipei Times 07 Feb 2023
The Disney logo is pictured in Times Square, New York City, on Dec ... The previously affected episode showed the Simpsons visiting Beijing’s Tiananmen Square — the site of a deadly 1989 massacre of democracy advocates — and finding a sign there that read ... Beijing has long denied ...

Disney+ in Hong Kong drops ‘Simpsons’ episode with ‘forced labour’ mention

Manila Standard 07 Feb 2023
The previously affected episode showed the Simpsons visiting Beijing’s Tiananmen Square — the site of a deadly 1989 crackdown on democracy protesters — finding a sign there that read ... Beijing has long denied accusations of torture and forced labour in the ...

The Simpsons episode mentioning China’s ‘forced labour camps’ removed from Disney Plus in Hong Kong

Metro UK 07 Feb 2023
When launching the streaming service in Hong Kong in 2021, an episode where the family visit Tiananmen Square was not uploaded. The 12th episode of the 16th season, Goo Goo Gai Pan, satirised the 1989 massacre that took part in Beijing.

The US military says China now has more ICBM launchers than it does, but the ...

Business Insider 07 Feb 2023
Military vehicles carry China's DF-41 nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missiles in a military parade at Tiananmen Square in Beijing on October 1, 2019 ... Gen ... Former GOP Sen ... That said, China's edge in land-based fixed and mobile launchers does bring Beijing closer to fielding a more robust ICBM capacity ... ....

Disney won’t show ‘Simpsons’ episode in Hong Kong that mentions ‘forced labor’

CNN 06 Feb 2023
The removal comes after the rollout of a controversial national security law in Hong Kong in 2020, which bans “sedition, secession and subversion” against Beijing ... It featured a scene in Tiananmen Square, the site of a brutal massacre of pro-democracy protesters in Beijing in 1989.

Lula rejects German Chancellor’s plea for Brazilian weapons for Ukraine

People's World 06 Feb 2023
BERLIN – Chancellor Olaf Scholz, after bowing – or kneeling – to belligerent pressures from U.S ... Lula declared ... Its goal, sometimes expressed explicitly, was to repeat the pro-Western, pro-NATO, Washington-led putsch in Maidan Square in 2014 – but the next time in Moscow‘s Red Square – and finally concluded in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square ... .

TikTok: how the west has turned on gen Z’s favourite app

The Observer 05 Feb 2023
... 2019 the Guardian revealed that the app’s content guidelines for moderators on how to deal with inflammatory content yielded the serendipitous by-product of stifling any mention of Tiananmen Square, Tibetan independence or Falun Gong – all topics that are suppressed by Beijing.

Zhengyang Bridge site added to Beijing's key cultural relics protection list 03 Feb 2023
The Zhengyang Bridge site, an important node on the Beijing Central Axis located near the Archery Tower at Qianmen, just south of Tiananmen Square, has been added to the ninth batch of municipal-level cultural relic protection units ... In 2021, the Beijing Municipal Cultural ...

Inspiring excellence

China Daily 03 Feb 2023
The center, re-dubbed the "Ice Cube" at Beijing 2022, opened an underground ice sports arena, which lies beneath its southern square and consists of two rinks, which are open to the public for entry-level curling practice, figure skating training and ice hockey games.

Beijing Central Axis to vie for world heritage status 02 Feb 2023
The formal application for Beijing Central Axis to become a world cultural heritage site was submitted to the UNESCO World Heritage Center recently ... The Yongding Gate Tower square at the southern end of Beijing Central Axis. Photo taken on Jan ... .

Construction begins on new projects in Xiong'an

China Daily 30 Jan 2023
China announced plans in 2017 for Xiong'an New Area, a new economic zone about 100 kilometers southwest of Beijing. It will cover around 100 square kilometers initially and will be expanded to ...

The Weaponization of the CCP’s “Zero COVID” Against Tibet

Bitter Winter English 27 Jan 2023
Finally, in late November protests burst out in the streets of unprecedented magnitude since the 1989 massacre in Tiananmen square. Demonstrations were held in the nation’s capital Beijing, in the country’s financial capital Shanghai, in the trade and manufacturing center of Guangzhou, as well as in many other cities across the country.

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