HomeNEWSGENERALOutrage as China bans George Orwell novels, Winnie the Pooh and the letter N amongst censorship crackdown March 6, 2018 GENERAL China have banned George Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’ amongst more in a significant censorship crackdown. Recent reports have stated that Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’ and ‘1984’, Winnie the Pooh and the letter ‘N’ has been banned in a colossal censorship sweep, as per the Telegraph. The suggestion for the censorship sweep is to further strengthen the position of the Chinese Communist Party as Xi Jinping looks to abolish the two-term restrictions in order to become a leader of the country for an unlimited period. Along with Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’ the novel ‘1984’ has been banned. Both books have been strongly been embedded within British society. Understandably, the news has provoked a strong reaction for the UK. Can’t stress enough how good of a book it is. I read it every ~5 years. — “#China bans George Orwell’s Animal Farm and letter ‘N’ [seemingly used as a sign for dissent] as censors bolster Xi Jinping’s plan to keep power indefinitely” (via @Independent) — ᴍɴᴏᴠᴧᴇs (@marnovo) March 5, 2018 ‘Animal Farm’ is a novel that has been on the curriculum within British education for a number of years. The novel is shaped on Orwell’s experience of the Spanish Civil War. Unsurprisingly, the novel has a historic record of being banned form regions under a communist rule even before the recent censorship within China. ‘Animal Farm’ was banned until 1989 by the Eastern Bloc during a time of communist rule. Further, Orwell’s novel ‘1984’ has also been banned from China with the book in question carrying strong themes throughout against heavy surveillance. Naturally the news has provoked a strong reaction online with many individuals taking to social media to express their opposition to the latest censorship crackdown. Few will pay much attention to this, but that the 2nd most powerful nation on earth just banned what may be the most biting satire of Communism ever written- at the same time its leader clears the way for full on dictatorship- is a pretty ominous signhttps://t.co/NFqJyROjC5 — Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) March 1, 2018 War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Eeyore is the future. China bans Winnie the Pooh and George Orwell: https://t.co/WX7Ie3R1ar — Russell Moore (@drmoore) March 1, 2018 Censorship is only ever counterproductive. — Lee Jones (@leeroyjones73) March 2, 2018 Even a child realises that The Chinese Government ARE the pigs in Orwells book. How utterly stupid. Perhaps they plan to brainwash their citizens with NewSpeak before they gain the courage for revolution and bring China a true democracy — anyintelligent life? (@mr_kairos) March 3, 2018 Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.