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Friday - Is there censorship in China ? [Aug. 15th, 2008|07:53 am]
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According to the Victoria Advocate there is a hint that there might be a touch of media censorship in China.

MARIJKE ROWLAND The Modesto Bee
August 12, 2008 - 10:18 p.m.

They may not have come home with gold medals around their necks, but the students returning from Beijing as part of the Olympic Orchestra got a hero's welcome from excited family and friends Tuesday afternoon. Two charter busloads of students, largely from Beyer High School, arrived late Tuesday afternoon after 20-plus hours of travel from Beijing to Modesto, with stops in Shanghai and San Francisco.

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"It was a 9.5 out of 10," said Moreno, who plays the cymbals. "It's only not a 10 because we ate rice with everything. It was like, 'Oh no, not more rice!' "

Parents back home and students were able to exchange some e-mails and phone calls. But students said the censorship of the media was a bit of a culture shock.

They had not heard about the death of the U.S. tourist in Beijing or the Russian invasion of Georgia until days later because of the tight control on the media and Internet.

"All the censorship was crazy," said Beyer High senior Jennifer Jacobs. "All they showed on TV was Chinese opera and HBO shows."


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Chinese opera and HBO shows and no olympic games on TV ? Hold on - The Seven Network in Australia are televising the Olympic Games from Beijing and other parts of China while it seems the Chinese have to watch nothing but Chinese opera and HBO shows. BTW: What's an HBO show ?

Ah HBO online

HBO generation kill

FROM THE CREATOR OF THE WIRE COMES THE NEW FACE OF AMERICAN WAR

On TV in China instead of the Olympic Games ? Wow !

Oh. "This website is intended for viewing solely in the United States. This website may contain adult content".
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