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China TV pulls out of Obama speech

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Chinese state television cut away from live footage of Barack Obama's inauguration speech when communism was mentioned.

China's leaders appear to have been upset by references to facing down communism and silencing dissent.

English-language versions of the speech have been allowed on the internet, but many of the Chinese translations have omitted sensitive sections.

Courtesy CCTV

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