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China Blacklists Winnie the Pooh

The "Financial Times" says the crackdown might be over comparisons of President Xi Jinping to the cartoon bear.

(UNDATED) -- Winnie the Pooh is on the outs in China. 

The "Financial Times" reports the popular children's story character is now blacked out of Chinese social media in the run-up to next fall's Chinese Communist Party Congress.  The international newspaper cites observers who say the crackdown might be over previous comparisons of President Xi Jinping and the cartoon bear. 

A "Times" tweet yesterday paired a picture of Winnie the Pooh walking with Tigger alongside a photo of Xi walking with former President Obama.  

 

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