Why is Winnie-the-Pooh banned in China?

Why is Winnie-the-Pooh banned in China?
 

Mentions of Winnie-the-Pooh have been removed from China’s Twitter-like social media platform Weibo, as the honey-loving bear falls victim to China’s notorious internet censorship laws.
Post bearing the Chinese characters for Winnie to Pooh were stick permitted on the platform this morning, but comments referencing “Little Bear Winnie” resulted in “illegal” content warnings.
Animated gifs of the AA Milne character have been taken off messaging app WeChat, although user-generated images are still available.
No official explanation has been given for the ban, however the “bear of very little... read more

 
17 July 2017 in World News, Views: 47
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