Classical Values points out a WSJ piece on the Chinese New Year:
Next month, China will ring in the Year of the Pig. Nestlé SA planned to celebrate with TV ads featuring a smiling cartoon pig. “Happy new pig year,” the ads said.
This week, China Central Television, the national state-run TV network, banned Nestlé’s ad — and all images and spoken references to the animal in commercials, including those tied to the Lunar New Year, China’s biggest holiday.
The intent: to avoid offending Muslims, who consider pigs unclean.
A commenter on Classical Values notes that the Chinese government has just issued a “Year of the Pig” postage stamp, so I guess we’ll have to see if this report is actually true. (via Instapundit)