by Patrick Lozada
In a recent interview with Xinhua, China’s top print censor evaluated his performance over the last six years saying, “To be objective, it’s outstanding.” Liu Binjie, the outgoing head of China’s General Administration of Press and Publications, is leaving the organization as it is combined into a new “super ministry” – the State Administration of News, Broadcasting, Film, and Television.
To most netizens, Liu and his agency will be remembered for delaying the release World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King in an internal fight with the Ministry of Culture over the corrupting influence of skeletons. The popular film “World of Warcraft War of Internet Addiction” may have expressed it best when it complained that the administration made them wait “so long that their boobs and/or balls started to hurt.”
Oh and Liu also totally cut four characters out of the agency’s absurdly long 14 character name, so he’ll be remembered for that too, right?
Liu will be taking up a position at as the head of Qinghua University’s School of Journalism and Communication so that he can spend more time crushing the balls of China’s young people.