South Park, games company swept up in China censorship fury

039;South Park' — 'Band in China'

039;South Park' — 'Band in China' . South Park Studios

There are no longer any mentions of South Park on Weibo, a social network similar to Twitter, and no clips, videos or episodes on Youku, a video streaming service similar to YouTube, which previously had numerous clips and even full episodes.

The "South Park" creators ended their fake apology with a jab at Xi and China's authoritarian authorities.

The episode, called Band in China, took aim at what it portrayed as a tendency in USA culture to adjust content to accommodate Chinese censorship laws. Xi doesn't look like Winnie the Pooh at all.

On Wednesday, "South Park" launched an episode called "Band in China", which featured the clueless Randy Marsh, doubtlessly the most prominently featured guardian in the show hide, detained in a Chinese jail and labor camp for making an strive to sell the marijuana he grows on his Colorado farm to what he thinks will likely be a tall, untapped market in China.

The NBA's decades-long push to develop China into its biggest overseas market appeared increasingly in jeopardy on Tuesday (Oct 8) as the league's commissioner stood firm in the face of criticism from Beijing and the Chinese threatened financial repercussions. May the autumn's sorghum harvest be bountiful!

"We have seen how basketball can be an important form of people-to-people exchange that deepens ties between the United States and China", Silver said.

And on Baidu's Tieba, China's largest online discussion platform, the threads and subthreads related to South Park are nonfunctional. Many, including Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter, have praised Morey for his willingness to say the right thing despite the business interests of the National Basketball Association, which has taken a beating for trying to appease China.

Long-running animated comedy South Park has managed to generate a new worldwide controversy, with the series now completely banned in China in the wake of its most recent episode.

According to several reports, South Park has been scrubbed from the highly-regulated internet in China.

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey expressed support for Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests in a tweet on Sunday.

The NBA is now at odds with China as a result of a tweet from Houston Rockets general manager, Daryl Morey. Which brings us back to Parker, Stone, and South Park. "We too adore cash better than freedom and democracy".

The Philadelphia 76ers said two fans were removed from the stands at Tuesday's preseason game for "their continuing disruption of the fan experience", but the fans say they were kicked out for showing support for Hong Kong.

The NBA was the first US sports league to establish a footprint in China, opening a Hong Kong office in 1992, and launched NBA China in 2008. Meanwhile, Stan, Jimmy, Kenny and Butters start a band that gains popularity, ultimately leading to a manager wanting to make a movie about them, only for the story to become diluted so that it can be shown in China.

Morey's tweet, though, was not the only feeling that ran afoul of Chinese censors this weekend.

Stone and Parker issued an apology on Monday after China's crackdown - well, kind of.

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