China's airing of 'V for Vendetta' stuns viewers

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    http://www.centurylink.net/news/rea...ass&action=1&lang=en&_LT=UNLC_MONWU00L1_UNEWS

    BEIJING (AP) — Television audiences across China watched an anarchist antihero rebel against a totalitarian government and persuade the people to rule themselves. Soon the Internet was crackling with quotes of "V for Vendetta's" famous line: "People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people."................

    "Oh God, CCTV unexpectedly put out `V for Vendetta.' I had always believed that film was banned in China!" media commentator Shen Chen wrote on the popular Twitter-like Sina Weibo service, where he has over 350,000 followers.

    Zhang Ming, a supervisor at a real estate company, asked on Weibo: "For the first time CCTV-6 aired `V for Vendetta,' what to think, is the reform being deepened?".............more at link......
     
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