Some believe that the use of a barking rooster in the Chinese New Year ad is meant to avoid insulting some Muslims, who consider dogs unclean.
China had been political allies with Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe until the leader stepped down. The reaction inside China has been mixed.
'Most online comments on the regulation have been hidden on social media — some threads show only two comments out of hundreds, while on others the comment section has been shut down. The majority of comments do not appear on a search.'