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Basically it is as the title says....China has clamped down on SP after an episode mocked how hollywood censored media for sale/consumption in Chinese markets. While I have yet to see the episode in question I am guessing it's overreaction on the part of those making such decisions, as always. I also feel bad for those goggers/etc in China who cannot watch SP legally anymore due to some people getting their tighty-whites in a bunch over one episode.

So what do you guys think? Was this a bit of an overreaction on the part of those making such decisions or no? My mind is made up but may change once I see the episode and learn some more about what happened....but until then, your thoughts are welcome as always.
Post edited October 10, 2019 by GameRager
Oddeus: I have seen the episode. It´s not only because of the censoring of movies. They also show how people are treated in Chinese prisons.
GameRager: Thank you for the added info., you know the name/number of the episode, by any chance?
It´s episode 2 of the 23rd season, the name is "Band in China".
Catshade: South Park and Comedy Central never depend on Chinese viewers for their revenue, so of course they can freely do this.
Yes and no. Since that has happened other stuff has happened too. ESPN apologizing for tweets from player who was sympathetic to Hong Kong (and China's attempts to overtake Hong Kong), Hearthstone streamer's winnings (something like $10,000) revoked and he's banned because he had something agreeing with HK as well.

China is upping their censorship and pushing more American companies to censor or outright ban users that question their communist/dictatorship iron hand actions.

I kinda wonder what would happen, if the USA simply banned all imports from china (of course companies that are now based in China like Apple would also be banned...) for a period of 6-12 months. How far would China crumble? I'm sure we could do 6-12 months without any Chinese imports. Though some companies may feel losses when stock runs out (Amazon and Walmart).
I've watched "Band in China" episode, practically yesterday. It a bit exaggerated issues with Chineese government treatment of the population (at least I hope, that was exaggeration), but otherwise it was right on the nose about the censorship and strive for control. As well as it accurately depicted how US companies care for their integrity (that is they care very strongly... until large enough money is involved).