File photo of the logo of Sina Corp's Chinese microblog website "Weibo" being seen on a screen in this photo illustration taken in Beijing. REUTERS/Stringer/Files
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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.Winnie the Pooh stickers have also been removed from WeChat's official "sticker gallery," but user-generated gifs of the bear are still available on the popular messaging app.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.
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