Date
17 August 2017
Toilet paper bearing CY Leung's image was a hot seller at last year's Lunar New Year fair. Photo: Reuters
Toilet paper bearing CY Leung's image was a hot seller at last year's Lunar New Year fair. Photo: Reuters

China censors toilet rolls depicting CY Leung

China’s authorities have seized 7,600 toilet rolls and 20,000 packets of tissue on which are printed the image of Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, BBC News reported.

The Democratic Party, which planned to sell the novelty items at an annual fair in the city next week, called the seizure a violation of freedom of expression.

The tissues were confiscated from a factory in the mainland Friday.

Some depicted the unpopular chief executive with the word “lying” on his forehead, and others showed him with fangs — he is often caricatured as a wolf.

The Democrats said the toilet rolls sold out at the Lunar New Year fair last year, and they had planned to sell the products again this year to raise funds.

Lo Kin-hei, a vice-chairman of the party, said about US$12,900 worth of goods had been confiscated, with no reason given.

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