Reasons why search for Ferrari banned in China
The internet is the single most sources for information and it is a boon for car connoisseurs because they can avail all information that they need to know about their favorite cars and the latest developments happening around them. However, this is not the case with the Chinese enthusiasts because the state has clamped censorship on the search for Ferrari cars and the related micro site as per Time news.Photo 1: FERRARI
The issue does not seem to be connected to the Supercars by Maranello but what these automobiles actually represent. The Prancing Horse symbol of Ferrari is considered to be the status symbol of most wealthy Chinese family members who use their elder’s clout in the Communist Party to avail these luxuries. Back in 2011 the issue was kicked up when the son of Bo Xilai was found to be riding in a red Ferrari in Beijing streets a car which is very expensive and not within the reach of his affordability. Censorship was clamped on the red Ferrari when the trend for internet search for the car became rampant in the social networks. Authorities started blocking the red color Ferrari by imposing censorship on the net.
Another bout of censorship issue was raised in 2012, though for a brief period when a Chinese citizen cruising in Singapore rammed his Ferrari into two other vehicles. The same saw censorship again being clamped on a Ferrari when the son of a top communist was killed in a road accident involving his Black Ferrari in the nation’s capital. Though the coverage of the incident was in a small scale in the local media, the widespread social network made it a hot topic and Ferrari got banned one more time.Photo 2: Reasons why search for Ferrari banned in China
In February 2013 another crash happened in Beijing involving Ferrari and it became fatal. Once again the social media kicked up the issue but the authorities did not impose any censorship on the Maranello’s supercars.