From Kotaku via CNET News:
In a classic example of ‘missing the forest for the trees,’ the Chinese government has banned undead skeletons from World of Warcraft, insisting they be covered up with flesh. The9, the Chinese company that holds the license to operate WoW in China, complied with the order, as well as the demand to change player corpses into graves. The reason? Promoting ‘harmonious society,’ of course.
Hu Jintao, Chinese president, has called for action to ‘purify’ the internet of anything that might affect ‘national cultural information security’ or undermine his attempt to promote a ‘harmonious society’. [Full Text]