Maybe you have been watching the Olympics lately. Did you happen to see the opening ceremony? I first thought about it when I happened to see a post about a prerecording of the ceremony practice session Chinese Olympics Ceremony Preview On Video
Someone actually recorded the Olympic ceremony practice without officials actually knowing. I guess it might have been a violation of copyright to distribute the video online but it was certainly interesting while it lasted. Chinese officials did all they could to rid the Internet of this copyrighted video. I think they were successful. Anyway, this is sort of an example of the Chinese government being very controlling.
There are two other examples of the Chinese being very manipulative regarding the Olympics. In the Olympic opening ceremony, do you happen to remember the little girl singing? This little girl was actually lip-synching to the vocals that were actually saying by a different younger girl behind the scenes. Apparently, the other younger girl behind the scenes was not good looking enough or cute enough to be seen worldwide.
Also, the Chinese somehow required the fireworks video to be incorporated into the politics ceremony broadcast although the fireworks could not actually be seen from the stadium. It was almost like they were adding it in much like a movie would during editing to create a more interesting experience for the viewer.