Sunday, January 28, 2007

China bans Year of the Pig ads to 'show respect to Muslims'

CCTV is putting up a front and showing tolerance toward the Muslims while they brutally murdered 18 Muslim Uyghurs in the beginning of January--the real number is probably higher. What next? Allow lawyers to practise law or even better, allow Falun Gong to do their Tai Chi freely? Hmmm...

When the Lunar Year of the Pig is fast approaching, China's largest state-owned CCTV recently received an order from the government that prohibits airing of any TV ads that contains images of the pig. This is a measures aims to avoid offending the Muslims in China, in order to "protect the harmony between different religions and ethnic groups". (more)

OLYMPIC WATCH: Human Rights in China and Beijing 2008

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