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The Empress of China

2015
The Empress of China

China

The Empress of China aired on mainland Chinese satellite channel Hunan TV from 21 December 2014. However it was abruptly taken off air from 28 December, with the state-run news agency Xinhua citing “technical reasons”.
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Leela Samson Resigns from the CBFC

2015
Leela Samson Resigns from the CBFC

India

Thirteen years after the controversy over Vijay Anand’s recommendation for an “XA” certificate, renowned Bharatnatyam dancer Leela Samson also resigned as Chairperson of the CBFC in 2015.
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Supreme Court on TV Scheduling

2016
Supreme Court on TV Scheduling

Brazil

The requirement to screen television content according to a legislatively prescribed schedule organised by time and age was significantly loosened in Brazil in August 2016.
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Film Industry Promotion Law

2016
Film Industry Promotion Law

China

China’s “Film Industry Promotion Law” came into effect on 1 March 2017, having been passed by the 12th Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress on 7 November 2016.
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Dahufa

2017
Dahufa

China

Dahufa (director Bu Sifan) is widely known as China’s “first rated film”, even though China continues to not have an age-based classification for movies.
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China’s First Parental Advisory Warning: Logan

2017
China’s First Parental Advisory Warning: Logan

China

Logan was the first film required to include a parental advisory warning under China’s newly implemented Film Industry Promotion Law.
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Queer Museum Controversy

2017
Queer Museum Controversy

Brazil

On 10 September 2017 in the city of Porto Alegre, the “Queermuseu” (Queer Museum) art exhibition was cancelled, a month ahead of its scheduled closing on 8 October and following major protests.
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