China Censors Rubber Duckies

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China’s thought police have begun censoring all mentions of rubber duckies after an unpatriotic wag uploaded a Photoshop combining it and the famed Tiananmen Square incident of 1989 to sinified Twitter knock-off Sina Weibo.

The 3rd and 4th of June mark the dates on which the People’s Liberation Army gloriously liberated Tiananmen Square of people in 1989, after student protests for an end to communist dictatorship became too inconvenient to allow to continue.

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Any reference to the incident – along with any cunning euphemism for it – has long since been subject to almost instant deletion by China’s vast Internet censorship apparatus.

The giant rubber duck itself did not survive its latest trip to China, its recent visit to Hong Kong being cut short by a deliberate puncture:

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