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China Censors 'Pirates'

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Posted June 17, 2007 - By juster

China, long a place where hope and free speech go to die, has censored Johnny Depp's latest good-time seafaring romp because it "villifies and defaces the chinese".

Hong Kong star Chow Yun-Fat portrays the roll of pirate lord Captain Sao Feng.  Local magazine Popular Cinema says:

"The captain played by Chow is bald, his face heavily scarred. He also has a long beard and long nails, whose image is still in line with Hollywood's old tradition of demonizing the Chinese."

Chow Yun-Fat's screentime was cut from ten minutes down to five.

They also cut a line where Yun-Fat says "Welcome to Singapore" because it hints Singapore is a land of pirates...

If China is going to take over the world soon, they better grow a thicker skin.

Rueters: China censors "Pirates" for "vilifying Chinese"

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