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'Live from New York, It's Saturday Night Live' to be heard on Chinese online video website

Sohu Chairman and CEO Charles Zhang speaks to the journalists during a press conference at the Sohu Media Plaza in Beijing Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. A popular online video site has brought American irreverent comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live to China. Sohu Video announced Thursday that it will exclusively show the show that regularly mocks the U.S. government on its website. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
January 01, 2014 - 11:07 PM

BEIJING, China - A popular online video site has brought American irreverent comedy sketch show "Saturday Night Live" to China.

Sohu Video announced Thursday that it will exclusively put the show that regularly mocks the U.S. government, popular culture and others on its website.

Sohu says it will be available online in its original version without subtitles the Monday after the latest episode is shown in the U.S. A version with Chinese subtitles will be available at 10 p.m. the following Saturday.

The show features various sketches and celebrity hosts. Topics have featured China, including a sketch of a press conference with then Chinese President Hu Jintao berating President Barack Obama over the national debt.

But Sohu CEO Charles Zhang said he didn't expect the show to be controversial in China.

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