Translated by: aZnangel @ http://asianuniverse.net/forums/
'When Heaven Burns' gets more popular after being banned in Mainland
TVB series When Heaven Burns (WHB) had been scolded at since it's broadcast. It was only until a few days ago when Mainland suddenly banned the series from being broadcast that there was a turnaround in the situation. Instead, the ban led to a surge of followers. Someone said: "The more it gets banned, the more popular it is. The series is blossoming!" A Mainland Netizens shouted: "Give me back When Heaven Burns!" The series is close to the finale and the 11 Mainland video streaming sites that was broadcasting simultaneously with TVB was banned by the PRC for involvement in politics.
WHB producer Jonathan Chik expressed in an interview that he was unsure why the series was banned. As for editor (Chow Yuk Ming), he admitted the production makes people think of the Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989? Producer Chik stressed that in his view, the series has no metaphor to politics, and that the Tianamen Protests was just used for inspirations. A Netizen discovered a scene where the words 'Fa Lung Gong' was seen in big letters on a poster? Producer Chik explained it's just the street background, it has no meaning at all. There are many signs on the streets, and all of them cannot be removed. Results, the public made it a big deal. Producer Chik does not agree WHB had elements of politics in it, and felt that it was strange how this happened right before the finale. Why wasn't the problem discovered in the first two episodes of broadcast?
So why did series editor Chow Yuk Ming express the production makes people think of the Tianamen Protests? He said that is just his personal views and that Producer Chik is the actual lead of the production. the series does not have any involvement in politics. He also said WHB will have a 2 hour finale on January 1st (Sunday), none of that will change. Jonathan Chik and editor Chow Yuk Ming's other new series 4 In Love is scheduled to broadcast on January 30th, which proves TVB respects their productions and had not been affected by the WHB ban.