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Reuters/Weibo via South China Morning Post

Chinese bloggers got on the wrong side of censors this week when they likened an image of Presidents Xi and Obama at the Sunnylands estate in California to a picture of the popular children’s cartoon characters Winnie the Pooh and Tigger. The image was swiftly deleted from the micro-blogging site Sina Weibo, almost as quickly as a photoshopped picture of Chinese leaders doing Gangnam Style.

As the South China Morning Post pointed out, if China’s social media censors had a little more of a sense of humor, perhaps Xi-the-Pooh would have done much to endear China’s serious leader to his populace, while helping to repair the world’s largely negative image of China.

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