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An order to curb "excessive entertainment" on television came into force on Jan 1. In response, the number of scheduled entertainment programmes has dipped sharply from 126 a week to just 38...
...Xinhua added that "vulgar" and "low taste" broadcasting was being removed from the schedules, in the latest example of government interference in China's private sector.
"International forces are trying to Westernise and divide us by using ideology and culture," said Mr Hu, in an October speech that was reprinted in Qiushi, a party magazine. "We need to realise this and be alert to this danger," he added.
Originally posted by soficrow
reply to post by Never Despise
Very interesting - looks like something's up. True, the entertainment media is used for brainwashing, pushing agendas, social engineering and yada yada. But - looks like there just might be more to this story.
Remember the incident in China a while ago? - a toddler was hit by a car in the street and nobody helped, for two hours. She died. ...It was a national scandal and disgrace - everyone talked about how Chinese peoples' values were changing and everyone was becoming selfish.
...It could be that this entertainment crunch is a response to this and similar events - but more likely that the issues are being framed to justify more censorship and prep for some kind of crisis. Not sure.
Originally posted by silo13
'High Five' for China. It's the right move.
Of course I deplore the censorship - but somehow censorship just doesn't seem the right word let's say if 'Dancing with the Stars' was cancelled. I'd call that more - good taste.