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Friday, November 12, 2010

PRC Objects To Image of Chinese Intelligence Agents On BBC Show

The People's Republic of China is extremely unhappy at the portrayal of Chinese agents on the popular BBC spy drama Spooks. In fact, the Chinese government is so miffed that it has told media in China not to "cooperate" with BBC Worldwide, according to The Guardian. Will this action derail the storyline of the British series? Not likely. The episodes involving Chinese agents wrapped up Sunday.

The PRC isn't the first country to object to the manner in which a television show have portrayed its citizens and policies. A Turkish show annoyed the Israeli government last year. An Israeli show ticked off the Vatican last year as well.

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