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Are you surprised by this?

China's communist authorities censored translations of US President Barack Obama's inauguration speech, deleting his references to communism and regimes that quash dissent.

State-run China Central Television broadcast the speech live, but when the translator mentioned communism, the channel suddenly cut to an awkwardly smiling news anchor who was clearly unprepared for the camera to return to her.

Do you ever wonder what other countries are told of the US?

Answer Question

Asked by Anonymous at 12:22 PM on Jan. 21, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (12)
  • It doesn't really surprise me.

    Answer by ReneeK3 at 12:23 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • I believe that goes bothways. I do not believe some things all Americans should be entitled to know like when certain military plans are put in place against leaders. There is alot that goes on overseas we never know about. But that's how communism works in China. I'm sure that happens all the time over there.

    Answer by akinbottom2 at 12:25 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • it doesnt suprise me either... they don't want a free country like ours (wonder why) so they dont want all that put out there....

    from what i hear they saw all kinds of bad things about america in foreign countries.. i personally think they are jealous that we have all these rights and abilites

    Answer by JuLiAnSmOmMy317 at 12:29 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • No. Not surprised.

    Answer by QuinnMae at 12:33 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • not surprised at all, they don't want there people even thinking for themselves or even having a though different from what there government wants them to think

    Answer by mrssundin at 12:37 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • not surprised, you would be surprised by how much we edit from other countries as well in our news and media. It's propaganda.

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 1:00 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • Many other countries do not get to see stuff about us unless it is censored. It was not all that long ago Canadians did not have access to Fox News. When a country controls the media it is not good for the people.


    Answer by Anonymous at 1:06 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • Hmmm....seems to me with the Fairness Doctrine, we'll be headed in that direction too! All liberal media, all the time....24/7...yippee. (sarcasm)

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:41 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • Does it matter, China is NOW the worlds BIGGEST creditor and the United States of America is now their BIGGEST debtor...Thanks lil man Bush

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:47 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • sigh....Get over it, Sweet.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:36 PM on Jan. 21, 2009

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