Censorship in China
In the United States, censorship is not a topic debated very often, and that is because we have a policy of free speech. Sure, there are somethings that will always be censored from the public eye, and things we aren't allowed to say in certain situations, but in China this idea of censorship has been taken to a new extreme.
In China they ban all sorts of things, from books, to movies. When the Dark Knight first hit theaters. According to Radio86.com, the film was banned in the country for "cultural sensitivities". The authorities felt that the film portrayed the country negatively, because of the Chinese antagonist in the movie.
Among some of the books banned include 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland', for animals acting as humans, 'Fight Club', for giving instructions on how to make explosive devices, and countless more. (Wikipedia.com)
Even the popular search website Google is having to censor themselves in order to abide by the harsh Chinese laws set in place by the communist government.
The Chinese government keeps a tight rein on the internet and what users can access. The BBC news site is inaccessible, while a search on Google.cn for the banned Falun Gong spiritual movement directs users to a string of condemnatory articles.
Many people feel that this compromise by Google was a bad move on their part, as they gave in to the restrictions placed upon the citizens right to free speech and knowledge. Julian Pain, internet spokesman for campaign group Reporters Without Borders, said Google's decision to "collaborate" with the Chinese government was "a real shame". (BBC)
So, it seems there is no limit to the Chinese governments censorship, and all I can say is i'm glad i'm not apart of that.