Winnie the Pooh is on the outs in China. The "Financial Times" reports the popular children's story character is now blacked out of Chinese social media in the run-up to next fall's Chinese Communist Party Congress. The international newspaper cites observers who say the crackdown might be over previous comparisons of President Xi Jinping and the cartoon bear.
A "Times" tweet yesterday paired a picture of Winnie the Pooh walking with Tigger alongside a photo of Xi walking with former President Obama. Dismally, there is yet no word on the fate of Eeyore.