Chinese TV channels have started to broadcast shows that promote socialist core values
- Communists have slashed entertainment shows from 126 a week to only 38.
- Shows that provided "excessive entertainment" were cancelled.
China has drastically slashed the number of 'trashy' entertainment programmes shown on TV.
The State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) claims two-thirds of programming classified as crass and deemed to pollute the minds of the masses have been axed from country’s 34 satellite channels. The new rules to slash the popular shows became law on January 1st.
The airings of 'vulgar' game and talent shows, dating competitions and soap operas containing 'excessive entertainment' have plummeted from 126 a week to just 38, according to the country's strict broadcasting watchdog, reports the UK Daily Mail.
'Low taste' talk shows and formats featuring real life stories of emotional upheaval and daily strife have also been banned or heavily restricted.
'Satellite channels have started to broadcast programmes that promote traditional virtues and socialist core values,' watchdog officials said in a statement.
Each of the country's 34 satellite channels is now only permitted to show two entertainment programmes per week.
And only 90 minutes of 'entertainment content' is allowed every day from 7.30 to 10p.m. Popular sitcoms were replaced with programming featuring Communist-era songs and classic revolutionary stories.
In the ruling Communist Party’s member’s magazine 'Seeking the Truth', President Hu warned against hostile Western forces trying to split and divide China via a policy of cultural genocide.
|Cancelled by Communists for the crime of being entertaining.|
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