China bans comedian Uncle Roger over series of jokes


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A Malaysian comedian has had his Chinese social media account suspended after poking fun at China in one of his shows. Nigel Ng, who goes by the name Uncle Roger, is better known for mocking attempts at Asian cooking by Western chefs. But the 32-year-old is now the latest comedian to feel the consequences of making jokes at the expense of China, amid increasingly intense censorship and rising nationalism. It comes after a Chinese comedian became the subject of a police investigation last week for making a joke about stray dogs. Last Thursday, Ng posted a video clip from an...