Mar 6, 2015 11:53 PM

Popular environmental documentary removed from China's web

The Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) A popular documentary about China's environmental woes that has been viewed hundreds of millions of times over the past week has been removed from Chinese websites.

The 104-minute film called "Under the Dome" could no longer be seen Saturday morning on popular Chinese video streaming sites.

An error message on the website of Chinese-based site Hao123 said the documentary did not pass the site's checks. The movie could still be seen on Hong Kong-based news site and YouTube.

Former state television news reporter Chai Jing said she produced the movie to dramatize the health and societal costs of China's severe pollution problems.

The film was released this week as China's legislature kicked off its annual meeting. It had originally received support from the country's environment minister.


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