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March 22, 2012

China Ends Media Coverage Bo's Scandal and Mao-era Tactics

The Chinese government has ordered its first content restriction for Internet content providers, prohibiting content regarding political and ideological background communism on political websites.

Any sensitive content on Web pages containing propaganda against China's current leadership must be deleted. The government also ordered its citizens to stop singing Mao Zedong Era (1942-1976) songs or telling stories about his legacy. Chinese citizens must therefore cease even mentioning Mao Tse Tung (1893 – 1976).

This may seem like threat against Maoist organizations and pro-Maoist websites, which may try to lead the country into a new Mao-inspired epoch of socialism and nationalism. As a result, it has the Chinese government publically denouncing the revival of Mao's dogmatic communist affairs. Leftists, however, choose not to discontinue endorsing them.

The Chinese government has already shown how serious they are about propaganda and personal government opinions; in one case, they banned its citizens from using the China's Sina Weibo microblogging service (servicing millions of domestic users) to perform searches and postings on or related to terms associated with the dismissal of senior Communist Party official Bo Xilai.

This also regards intervening in political affairs and making propagandic statements about the scandal originally covered by The China Times, which caused a diplomatic conflict between Bo Xilai and Wang Lijun, the current Secretary of the Guangdong Committee of the Communist. The Chinese government essentially ordered citizens to unconditionally obey current leadership.

China’s firm restriction policies on communistic subjects like Bo Xilai and Mao's Cultural Revolution (News - Alert), leftist websites Utopia (, Mao Zedong Flag ( and Red China ( were either knocked offline or not able to display their web content from certain Internet censorship.

The Chinese government has taken control to stop a revolution from happening, thus trying to prevent social conflict by increasing repression within China.

Edited by Braden Becker

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