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No Mickey Mouse, Simpsons in China

In an effort to boost country’s struggling animation industry and give homegrown talent a chance, the government of China has banned U.S. cartoons from airing on television between the hours of 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. The ban, which has not been formally announced, prohibits stations from airing popular shows like The Simpsons, Pokemon and Mickey Mouse, and takes effect on Sept. 1.