Uncle Roger jokes about China and censors don’t see the funny side

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Hong Kong CNN — A Malaysian comedian has been banned from China’s Twitter-like social media platform, days after he published clips from a live show predicting his skits about Beijing’s heavily censored politics and Chinese leader Xi Jinping would land him in trouble. Nigel Ng, who performs under the persona “Uncle Roger,” last week posted a trailer of his new show on Twitter, in which he jokes about China’s surveillance state and begs the Chinese Communist Party not to “make him disappear.” “Uncle Roger about to get canceled,” Ng wrote on Twitter last Tuesday alongside a clip of his show....