If you were planning to go back to the 1960s this weekend, you may as well forget it and make alternative plans. After Twitter, Facebook and YouTube were banned in China, there has been a lot of speculation about what’s next, but I am pretty sure nobody would have guessed that time travel would be the next victim. And yet, here we are, time travel is now officially banned in China. Well, in movies that is.
The reasons are far from obvious, but as far as I can tell, there’s a worry that shows depicting people from today’s China going back in time to an era when people were more free will make people realise that life isn’t as rosy now as they initially thought.
I’ll probably survive without time travel movies, although Back To The Future has always been a reliable favourite of mine. But I wonder what’s next? Perhaps the letter “C” will be banned on all computer keyboards and will need to be removed.