Bugs Bunny was slated for his Chinese debut tomorrow, headlining television programming for International Children's Day.
So, what's up, Doc?
Plenty. That wascally wabbit and his new Chinese language cartoon show have been yanked from the schedule, victims of a rising Chinese nationalism and trade tensions between China and the US over copyright piracy.
"It's very obvious why American films and serials can't be shown at this time," says Wei Ping, an official with China Central Television, which was to have aired the cartoons. "It's easy to understand given the political atmosphere."
Threatened with a multibillion-dollar, transpacific trade war and …