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Chinese Chop for Dr. Who

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DR. WHO has been banned by a TV network because Chinese viewers claimed that the series portrayed them as "pig-tailed coolies".

Six episodes of the Doctor's adventures starring Tom Baker and called The Talons of Weng Chan have been rejected.

The network in Ontario, Canada, asked a panel of Chinese immigrants to preview the films and give their views.

They reported: "They are dangerous, offensive and show a racist stereotyping of people of Chinese origin."

Don Thomson, a senior TV Ontario official said: "It is censorship but in a good cause." He said the programme drew a large and impressionable juvenile audience.

Giles Neel, the BBC's representative in Canada, said in Toronto: "We are sorry it might be felt that it was offensive to a section of the community. This was not our intention."

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  • APA 6th ed.: (1980-11-09). Chinese Chop for Dr. Who. The Sunday Mirror p. 11.
  • MLA 7th ed.: "Chinese Chop for Dr. Who." The Sunday Mirror [add city] 1980-11-09, 11. Print.
  • Chicago 15th ed.: "Chinese Chop for Dr. Who." The Sunday Mirror, edition, sec., 1980-11-09
  • Turabian: "Chinese Chop for Dr. Who." The Sunday Mirror, 1980-11-09, section, 11 edition.
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