The Craziest Things Ever Banned in China

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After reading this gallery, you'll be pretty happy to live in a free country! Living in a country ruled by communism often means that pretty much anything and everything is free game for an irrational ban. Here are just some of the craziest things that have been banned in the country with the world's largest population: China.

In 2000, the Chinese government, fearing that video games were too violent and would cause their youth to waste too many hours playing games instead of working, banned all video game consoles. The ban remained in effect until early 2014, but many game titles are still banned.