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7 Things China Has Banned (Other Than Bitcoin Exchanges) Stay Classy China!

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The revelation that the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) will ban–or at least severely restrict–bitcoin exchanges from operating within the country has captured the focus of the cryptocurrency community over the past week and led to intense volatility within the markets. However, as many people have pointed out on Twitter, China has a long history of censoring even the most bizarre things, so it should not be surprising that the government is cracking down on a technology that threatens its power to control the economy. In that spirit, here are seven ridiculous things China has banned–other than bitcoin exchanges.

However, as many people have pointed out on Twitter, China has a long history of censoring even the most bizarre things, so it should not be surprising that the government is cracking down on a technology that threatens its power to control the economy. In that spirit, here are seven ridiculous things China has banned–other than bitcoin exchanges.

Weird Buildings

Chinese architecture is best known for its historical buildings, such as the Forbidden City and the Great Wall. However, China is home to a number of unique modern buildings, too, including an art center shaped like a teapot. Alas, tourists will have to look elsewhere to find more buildings shaped like clothing, because China banned “bizarre” architecture last year, claiming that there were too many “oversized, xenocentric, weird” buildings in the country.

Online Dating

In 2010, the Chinese military became increasingly concerned that soldiers were leaking government secrets through social media, so the government issued a series of strict regulations soldiers must follow when using the Internet. Included among those restrictions was a blanket ban on online dating for the military’s 2.3 million soldiers, as well a prohibition on “making friends” through social networking sites. Continue on cryptocoinsnews.com

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