The website of the television network HBO in China, was blocked after a joke about the President of China, XI Jinping, the broadcast.
According to The Guardian, the network is blocked after June 17, the leading comic show Last Week Tonight, John Oliver called C «the creepy uncle who keeps in his basement 800 thousand people,» writes with reference to .
He also ridiculed the similarity of the President with cartoon characters Winnie the Pooh, the image of which is also subject to censorship in the Chinese segment of the Internet.
In the broadcast Oliver criticized the Chinese leader because he abolished the restriction on the position of the head of state, as well as for the policy of the Chinese authorities in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous region, where Muslims sent to camps of re-education. In addition, he reminded that in 2017 in prison due to illness died, the Chinese dissident and Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, and his wife still held under house arrest.
The purpose of the 20-minute video was to introduce viewers to modern China and to talk about the government’s domestic and foreign policy. All statements lead was also hidden from users of the microblog Weibo and Chinese video site.