China delays Harry Potter release in ...

China delays Harry Potter release in favour of Communist party epic

There are 13 comments on the Guardian Unlimited story from Jul 18, 2011, titled China delays Harry Potter release in favour of Communist party epic. In it, Guardian Unlimited reports that:

Concluding instalment in Hogwarts franchise postponed to make way for Beginning of the Great Revival: The Founding of a Party Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 has had its premiere delayed in China to make way for a two-hour epic on the Communist party.

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Mirolyuba

Delta, Canada

#1 Jul 18, 2011
Always PROPAGANDA FIRST in the Chinese Communist Party slave-state!

What a JOKE of a regime!

The WHOLE WORLD is LAUGHING at the "Chinese Comedy" of CCP dictatorship!

The CCP CLOWNS make the WHOLE WORLD LAUGH!

Poor China.

HUMILIATED AGAIN by the CCP dictators.

“I'm From the USA, 5 Years Here”

Since: May 10

Haungshi, China

#2 Jul 18, 2011
Of which is their right

FaithUSA

“TUEBOR”

Since: Jul 11

Michigan

#3 Jul 18, 2011
Harry Potter is an imperialist stooge.
old china

Chengdu, China

#4 Jul 18, 2011
Mirolyuba celebrates Harry Potter books as literary greats. LOL

“I'm From the USA, 5 Years Here”

Since: May 10

Haungshi, China

#5 Jul 18, 2011
old china wrote:
Mirolyuba celebrates Harry Potter books as literary greats. LOL
All the Harry Potter books are available in China translated to Chinese. They are extremely popular. I would not fault anyone for reading them, child or adult. My daughter learned to love reading starting with the first one.

The Harry Potter books will prove to be literary greats, like the The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Uncle Toms Cabin, Gone With the Wind, Profiles in Courage, because they had a profound affect on society and the direction of literature.
old china

Chengdu, China

#6 Jul 18, 2011
Jim Em wrote:
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All the Harry Potter books are available in China translated to Chinese. They are extremely popular. I would not fault anyone for reading them, child or adult. My daughter learned to love reading starting with the first one.
The Harry Potter books will prove to be literary greats, like the The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Uncle Toms Cabin, Gone With the Wind, Profiles in Courage, because they had a profound affect on society and the direction of literature.
I like the Harry Potter films and was even involved in the making of the first film but the books are, in my opinion, a dumbing down of literature for all their popularity. Uncle Tom's Cabin was good though and that wasn't dependant on geeks hyping it or the extent of the advertising and promotion budgets available at Warner Brothers. I prefer Rider Haggard and Kipling for a young adult read. About the only children's book I have in my library these days is the Winnie the Pooh Collection. No, I don't read them - they were intended as a teaching aid and a response to nostalgia.

But the versions of the Potter books are seemingly different in the USA from the British originals and even more different in the Chinese translations - all very commercialised and politicised I suspect.
Mirolyuba

Delta, Canada

#7 Jul 19, 2011
In CCP China, the Chinese Communist Party often CENSORS portions or INSERTS FABRICATED PASSAGES in books that claim support for the CCP and its propaganda.

Look it up. Several authors have complained about this CCP swindle.
The Brain

Panjin, China

#8 Jul 20, 2011
old china wrote:
Mirolyuba celebrates Harry Potter books as literary greats. LOL
Vast majority of my students want to watch the movie. What? You want kids to not be happy?
Mirolyuba

Delta, Canada

#9 Jul 20, 2011
In CCP China all people, including children, are SLAVES that must wait until their CCP owners decide WHEN their slaves can see anything, or at all. Happy? The slave-owners don't give a shiht about whether their slaves are "happy". They care only that their slaves are "controlled". Get it?

Poor China.

Since: Jul 11

Shanghai, China

#10 Jul 21, 2011
Mirolyuba wrote:
In CCP China all people, including children, are SLAVES that must wait until their CCP owners decide WHEN their slaves can see anything, or at all. Happy? The slave-owners don't give a shiht about whether their slaves are "happy". They care only that their slaves are "controlled". Get it?
Poor China.
Well, as one of the "slaves" you called, I would say things are getting much better now. After all, China/Chinese has been open up to the world for 30+ years. Mind control is no longer an easy work.
old china

Chengdu, China

#11 Jul 21, 2011
The Brain wrote:
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Vast majority of my students want to watch the movie. What? You want kids to not be happy?
Where did I say that I didn't want kids to be happy? I was merely pointing out an opinion that the Harry Potter books are not literary greats and their reputation lies largely with the hype that the subsequent books have generated.

As a teacher, you should understand that watching a movie is not the same as reading a book.
old china

Chengdu, China

#12 Jul 21, 2011
correction: their reputation lies largely with the hype that the subsequent movies have generated.

Since: Jul 11

Putian, China

#13 Jul 21, 2011
A lot of friends around me, say well, though the film looked, but there is also another kind of reading experience &#65281;

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