Things That Are Banned In China


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    Pratibha bissht

    pratibhabissht@mtkenyatimes.co.ke

    ‘N’ – The letter “N,” the 14th letter of the English alphabet, was another unfortunate victim of China’s censorship. The ban came after China announced its plans to remove the two term limit for president. In mathematics, the Chinese use the letter “N” the same way we use the letter “x.” So “n” stands for unknown or infinity. Chinese citizens were using the letter to denote the number of years that Xi Jinping will remain in power. However, the government probably realized that the letter “N” had other uses and lifted the ban a day later.

    Religion – China categorizes itself as an atheist nation. Although it prefers that its citizens remain atheists. Churches require state approval to operate. The government also holds a monopoly over the distribution of Bibles, determines who becomes a church leader, and regulates Christian holidays. The government used to be lax about its monopoly over the distribution of Bibles until recently. Then it started clamping down on the online sales of Bibles. China doesn’t allow the Vatican to independently appoint Catholic bishops in their country, either. Rather, the government negotiates with the Vatican to determine who can become a bishop. At one time, the Chinese government even banned Christmas. Muslims are not treated any better. The government has banned Muslim names, dress styles, and traditions. Muslim women cannot wear burkas, and men cannot have beards. Parents cannot give their children Islamic names, either. In 2017, China banned Muslim civil servants from fasting during Ramadan, the Islamic month when Muslims are expected to fast. It even stationed guards at government buildings all day and night to ensure that the ban was enforced. The government also demanded that students in Muslim majority regions watch communist films and engage……Subscribe to Readmore………

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