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Battlefield 4 is now officially banned in China

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The Chinese have banned BF4, calling it a "threat to national security" and a form of "cultural aggression".

Battlefield 4 banned in China

Earlier this week we heard how China called Battlefield 4 a “new form of cultural aggression”. Now it seems that the Chinese authorities haven taken a much bigger step and officially banned the game in the country. They’re known for censoring anything that runs against their ideology, so it comes as no surprise that Battlefield 4 is now banned.

The Ministry of Culture in China says that Battlefield 4 is a threat to China’s national security, and is a form of “cultural invasion”.

And while the Chinese have criticized EA and Battlefield 4 for showing China in a bad way, players in the game actually work together with the Chinese military to hunt down a rogue general. In fact, the game’s story centers around how China is trying to clean up military corruption.

So either the Chinese government has not played the game and simply thinks that they’re portrayed as the bad guys, or they have played the game and don’t like the notion clearing up corruption. We’re betting on the first one.

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52 COMMENTS & TRACKBACKS

  1. Snow
    December 27th, 2013 at 10:51 am

    this earned my lol.

    • PindaPixel
      December 28th, 2013 at 4:49 am

      Exactly that.

  2. mohammad
    December 27th, 2013 at 11:21 am

    what chinese military ? we only fought with hanna & didn’t fight with any chinese soldiers than her .

    • Mads
      December 27th, 2013 at 12:15 pm

      We kinda did. At the end tho 😉

  3. Timmy
    December 27th, 2013 at 11:24 am

    China= Badmin

  4. mintik
    December 27th, 2013 at 11:47 am

    So glad I don’t live in such a country where they censor sh*t into the ground..

    • Baron Pietro Caltrano
      December 27th, 2013 at 2:02 pm

      I guess you don’t live in the USA, Because its one of the biggest myths that here in the States that you hear the truth from the media, This Admin spreads more misinformation and has no problem serving its own people up as lambs to the slaughter! Arrest Holder now!

      • Terminatah-X
        December 31st, 2013 at 7:43 am

        This Admin? Are you serious? All Presidential administrations have been the authors of misinformation. If you think it just started with the last admin, you need to grab a history book and actually try reading it.

    • MadMav
      December 27th, 2013 at 2:32 pm

      So you must not live in the US, then?

    • krokro
      December 28th, 2013 at 4:20 am

      Censor is everywhere, for one good reason. The less education you receive (thx pst Bush for the creationism at school by the way), the easiest it is to control the mass. In China as in Europe or US. Information is controlled by private companies which are very friends with our political classes 🙂

  5. Gabbi
    December 27th, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Why are you in jail?
    I played bf4 in china and now i got 100 year prison.
    Why, because you lost when being china last week in bf4?
    No I killed a chinees rank 110 as an American…..

  6. pyr0.aut
    December 27th, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Maybe they banned it because it wasn’t working. ^_^

    • krokro
      December 28th, 2013 at 4:20 am

      Lol, you mad ? 😀

  7. gaminglabrador5
    December 27th, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    did anyone see how one of the building in the picture says i love sh/it?

    • Xclark
      December 30th, 2013 at 10:28 pm

      Dude, it’s I love Shanghai. Same as I love New York and I love San Diego. I’m from china and that city is Shanghai. 🙂

  8. hackpo
    December 27th, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    yeah, Putin is a good guy i think.

  9. chinabf4
    December 27th, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    For the past 13 years, the sale of video game consoles is banned in China.

  10. Dan
    December 27th, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Maybe the Chinese government was angry with the fact that the U.S. and Chinese worked together in the game. They do want to be the world’s only superpower. The Chinese government is actually increasing its military might to someday attack the U.S., but our U.S. government just ignores this fact. I feel for the Chinese people and the utter bullshit they have to deal with under a communist government.

    • sac420
      December 27th, 2013 at 7:19 pm

      please tell me you own A PS3 OR PS4 SO i can show you my big gun in bf4

    • random
      January 1st, 2014 at 4:55 pm

      “I feel for the Chinese people and the utter bullshit they have to deal with under a communist government.”
      Uhh… not everyone wants a democracy you know… funny how democratic nations think they can forcefully spread democracy and that no one else can forcefully spread their own system.

  11. Gilgamesh
    December 27th, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    I agree.

  12. sogood
    December 27th, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    So good… more losses to EA. lol
    Keep it coming.

  13. Snipez
    December 27th, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    It’s pretty obvious that they’re corrupt.

  14. This is for snipez
    December 27th, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    China isn’t corrupt. China runs USA lol we work for china and you never knew that.

    • Some random guy
      December 28th, 2013 at 10:45 am

      No just no … you only say that because most things are made in china
      Lal

      • hey
        December 28th, 2013 at 2:48 pm

        The us owes 3.3 Trillion dollars to china, they own us

        • floridaboy
          December 31st, 2013 at 10:55 am

          this is true the us took out trillions in loans back after great depression have u ever wondered why there was never a birth certificate or ssn before the gd. we owe china lots of money. the goverment only shows us what they want to and americans minus myself beleive what they tell you. the goverment is corrupt let me rephrase that i dont hate the troops that go out there and risk their lives i hate the people who order them to risk their lives its bulls**t. soveirnty is the way to go kill the strawman( if u know what im talking about you know how corrupt america really is) people who think what im saying is trash have a closed mind and cannot be convinced on the truth about whats really going on in america today!!!!

  15. sac420
    December 27th, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    dan lives under a rock

  16. sac420
    December 27th, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    it works great on ps4 maybe not ps3 for sure but ps4 is bannas

  17. random chinese person
    December 27th, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    there are ways to get around it

  18. Methodoc
    December 28th, 2013 at 7:46 am

    So is BF2 and BF2: Modern Combat banned in China as well? Both games had the Chinese PLA and featured maps based in China. I think they didn’t ban BF2 because the J-10 was a beast in that game lol.

  19. quad
    December 28th, 2013 at 10:32 am

    I think China have every right to take a firm action, even if game may implicitly give a bad image of the country in the eyes of youth, especially if game chooses to ignore what bad things other nationalities does and only focus on certain countries.

    Take for example US who listens and reads private messages of hundreds of millions of people around the world EVERY DAY. US also throws into jail or hunts citizens who disclose the extent of such violations of human rights of privacy to the public – e g Snowden & Wikileaks…
    We have not even started looking at impact of US nuclear attacks on civilian population in Japan, the illegal invasions on Vietnam and Iraq… with such a mix of information I think Chinese authorities would feel the description is balanced and would not complain…maybe.

    • Ars
      December 29th, 2013 at 12:25 pm

      The real reason behind this is that they don’t want Chinese people to get strange ideas like overthrowing a government and corrupt general, revolution and end corruption. It is clear that Bf4 is a cultural breach specially where corruption and dictatorship is the norm “culture”. Revolution is a bad idea right?

    • floridaboy
      December 31st, 2013 at 11:03 am

      very true how can u throw someone in jail that did nothing wrong but realease information the american people should have been told or showed. the killing of innocent people taking their children to school gunned down by an apache helicopter is MURDER. a woman in washington gunned down in her car with a baby in backseat by goverment officials MURDER. so why dont they get prosicuted to the fullest for their actions. if i get a murder charge i go to prison for the rest of my life or even death but these people they get away with it obsured. people should open their minds to the possibility that our gov. is in fact corrupt and greedy money hungry. ONE DAY WE THE PEOPLE WILL BE HEARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Ezgoez
        January 4th, 2014 at 10:02 pm

        Man you guys need to take a chill pill, im not saying to ignore the truth but to blame everything on the government is absurd. And all your claims are so extreme its unbelievable… We have never looked into the Japanese nuclear attacks? gunning people down with Apache helicopters? what are you people smoking? And to think only America is the only country that, every country in the whole world does that and if not more. The reasons why Americans are the ones that complain the most is that we have the most freedom to discover the truth whereas in communist countries you two would be killed and the mass would not know, so you guys should be thankful. The world is not perfect you know…

        • Joseph Johnson
          March 9th, 2014 at 7:39 am

          So true, so true. If Edward snowden was Chinese then he never would have been able to leave the country at all, and the people would never even know who he is, like tiananmen square if you told a Chinese guy about tiananmen square he would call it utter bullsh*t

  20. Some random guy
    December 28th, 2013 at 10:43 am

    PFF stupid china , there 1 billion people in that country and they all mis Battefield 4 , Btw isnt sony japanese LOL

  21. Some random guy
    December 28th, 2013 at 10:43 am

    PFF stupid china , there 1 billion people in that country and they all mis Battefield 4 ,

  22. Some random guy
    December 28th, 2013 at 10:44 am

    i realy dont get this crap

  23. mike
    December 28th, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    i like chinese food, especially panda express , I will now protest by not buying chinese food, damn you china!

  24. xiehan
    December 29th, 2013 at 1:49 am

    China is soon to become the next superpower while America is going downhill.

    This was the age of the single superpower.

    We hope that they succeed

  25. killerboye
    December 29th, 2013 at 4:39 am

    I don’t care, also EA doesn’t care, because most people already spent money on it and EA has already got the money. So EA just doesn’t care, because it has his money already …

  26. Mark
    December 29th, 2013 at 6:38 am

    For all of those that are raging on Dice, leave them out of this. EA Games wanted the game released near CoD’s release date and forced Dice to release an unfinished game. EA also jacked up their own titles like FIFA ’14.

  27. wez
    December 29th, 2013 at 11:49 am

    China bann BF4 because they think it shows that they’re bad, MW3 had you chase after a London Underground styled train and then it derailed and the British Government didn’t ban MW3 lol

  28. Enzo
    December 29th, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    If I play BF4 in China, I might end up in the Kunlun Mountains with Dima.

  29. Justcallmedark
    December 30th, 2013 at 8:09 am

    I could see why they would not want the youth getting the idea of a revolution. But really, CoD: MW2 & MW3 were fighting Russia, Even BF3. And we don’t see Russia bitching and banning it.

  30. akinkhoo
    January 6th, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    they dont like it because it is blowing up chinese building. and why should US military be stick it nose in asia in the first place? this isn’t vietnam.

  31. Tom
    January 9th, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Well, there goes 1/3 of the hackers……

    • yup
      January 10th, 2014 at 2:02 pm

      lololol
      true

  32. Phil85
    January 14th, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    So they ban a game but think it’s ok to make fake cheap merchandise which in any other country would breach copyright infringements?

    I might advertise my ps4 bf4 game on eBay China to see if it sells for some crazy price if it’s banned there 😉

  33. Timbucktooth
    January 18th, 2014 at 1:56 am

    I ever wonder if the Chinese government played bf3 bfbc2 that it always the Russians and the American

  34. Bob
    February 16th, 2014 at 12:23 am

    Well ppls, money and debt is just a number. China knew that we wouldnt repay them. But anywho, there is literally no real freedom anymore. And also this is pointless. 🙂

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