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Beijing Censors Obama’s Inauguration Speech

A replay of the state-owned China Central TV of the live broadcast of Obama Inauguration speech shows that the broadcast was cut off when Obama was stating, …”recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with the sturdy alliances and enduring convictions.” The interpreter’s voice faded after translating the word communism. The live broadcast disappeared from the screen, replaced by a TV host asking a guest about Obama’s stance on economy.

Source: Boxun, 21 January 2009 (video clip of CCTV broadcast available).