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'Big Bang Theory,' other U.S. shows vanish from Chinese Internet
'Big Bang Theory,' other U.S. shows vanish from Chinese Internet

BEIJING — Johnny Galecki recently came to Beijing to rub elbows with Chinese fans of his nerdy TV comedy, "The Big Bang Theory." The 38-year-old actor signed autographs, was serenaded by a harpist and drank tea on a talk show interview streamed on Sohu.com. The Chinese Internet portal streams the Warner Bros.-produced show, and it has become a phenomenal success. In fact, as of April, episodes of the hit show have been streamed 1.4 billion times. And Sohu's chief executive, Charles Zhang, treated Galecki like a star on the promotional visit. So it was a shock to Chinese fans this weekend when all seven seasons of "Big Bang" suddenly vanished from Sohu. Viewers were greeted with a cryptic...

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