’Gangster’ Peppa propelled from pariah to superstar

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Once denounced as a “gangster” by Chinese authorities, Peppa Pig has managed to clean up her act just in time for the year of the pig. In a dramatic turnaround for the British children’s cartoon once co-opted as an unlikely symbol of dissent against the Communist Party, Beijing will this week allow the release of a film, Peppa’s Chinese New Year.

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