Scenes involving a troubled Japanese teenager - played by Rinko Kikuchi (pictured above) - in which she removes her clothes in a bid to seduce an older man have been cut from the film.
I've seen Babel and Rinko was very naked for quite a bit of time. Her performance was great in that she had to be such a pained and vulnerable girl.
China allows 20 foreign films to be screened in the country each year, with the China Film Association often removing violent, sexually explicit or politically controversial scenes before they are screened to the public.
The truncated version of the Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett-starring movie was released in China Monday, March 12 ('07).