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Chinese Censors Crack Down on Time Travel 154

Posted by samzenpus
from the leaving-the-past-alone dept.
H_Fisher writes "Disrespect the Chinese government at your peril ... and this includes anything you do with the past. Time magazine's Techland blog reports that China is banning references to time travel which are disrespectful to the nation's culture and history. No word on whether this includes a travel ban on time lords."
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Chinese Censors Crack Down on Time Travel

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  • by Kell Bengal (711123) on Wednesday April 13, 2011 @06:50PM (#35813552)
    It seems to me that their real fear is people latching on to the idea that things could ever have worked out differently. If people explore alternative histories and conjecture what would have happened if the ruling regime didn't come to power, how things might have been changed... perhaps for the better.

    Better to nip those flights of fancy in the bud and keep everyone's horizons nicely blinkered and focused on the factory assembly line.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 13, 2011 @06:51PM (#35813558)

    I think I smell the birth of a new meme.

  • No. (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 13, 2011 @07:15PM (#35813694)

    Their top researchers are too busy trying to figure out why ridiculous foreigners don't seem to comprehend that their language does, in fact, contain an 'L' sound.

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