China blocks the HBO website after John Oliver’s segment of Xi Jinping: report

Comedian John Oliver attacked China on human rights.


China reportedly blocked HBO after “Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver’s comments last week, the attack on the country of the human rights and the ridicule President Xi Jinping.

The Chinese internet users were unable to log on after Oliver’s comments aired, the New York Daily News reported, quoting the Chinese internet-site monitoring

Oliver last week beat the Chinese legislators abolition of presidential term limits and the country’s political doctrine of the “Xi Jinping Thought.” Oliver said that Xi’s consolidation of power is driven by a ” cult of the personality.”

The host went on to compare Xi to the cartoon bear Winnie the Pooh. He said Xi “is very sensitive about his alleged resemblance to Winnie the Pooh.” In addition, the comedian mocked the country of $1 trillion Belt and the Road initiative, an ambitious foreign policy plan that aims to the place of China in the world trade center.

Greatfire said that the tests on Saturday and Sunday showed HBO website was blocked, according to the New York Daily News.

Weibo, China’s social media giant, blocked Oliver from the website, according to Reuters. Weibo blocked and removed posts that refer to Oliver in response to the host segment.

Ryan Gaydos is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @RyanGaydos.

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