Promo video gets Lecia in trouble in China

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Charles2
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Promo video gets Lecia in trouble in China

If you'd like to see the instantly infamous promo that got Leica in trouble in China, the five-minute video is currently at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCUBAcGgb4A . The video is built around the government slaughter outside Tiananmen Square in Beijing in June, 1989. Anyone who even mentions it in China gets into deep doo-doo.

There is a lot to criticize about the video, perhaps most prominently the implied whitewash of the "civilized" heartland while its colonialism has brought and brings endless violence to the rest of the world. But in China, the government closed down all discussion of the video. Among the comments that got through before the door shut were jingoist attacks on Leica, like, “Do you even deserve to collaborate with our patriotic Huawei?”

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