This combo shows Winnie the Pooh and Tigger, right, and Barack Obama and Xi Jinping in Rancho Mirage, California, left.
Disney media and REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Has Winnie the Pooh done something to anger China's censors?Posts bearing the image and the Chinese characters for Winnie the Pooh were still permitted on the Twitter-like Weibo platform Monday.Comparisons between Xi and Pooh first emerged in 2013, after Chinese social media users began circulating a pair of pictures that placed an image of Pooh and his slender tiger friend "Tigger" beside a photograph of Xi walking with then-U.S. President Barack Obama.In 2014, a photographed handshake between Xi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was matched with an image of Pooh gripping the hoof of his gloomy donkey friend Eeyore.
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