China to limit ‘vulgar’ reality television shows
China is to clamp down on the number of entertainment shows broadcast on satellite television channels in a bid to boost public morality.
Authorities are concerned at the “vulgar tendencies” of light entertainment shows, particularly reality TV, dating and talk shows.
From next year, satellite channels will each be permitted to screen only two programmes of this type a week.
Networks will be required to promote “socialist core values” instead.
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Well, congratulations, almost, to China.
The clamp down on reality TV should be global. It is the worst type of TV, it is banal, it is keeping people from the real issues of the day like the US government’s slights of hand.
Really the same needs to be said of the majority of soap operas and other crap that is being served into the world’s homes on a daily basis.
The thing that the Chinese haven’t got right is the “socialist core values” bit. Haven’t they discovered yet that it doesn’t work. Well, they probably have, but while it works for the elite bugger the people.
“All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others” George Orwell’s Animal Farm (1945). The Chinese haven’t figured that out yet.
But I do agree on their stance on reality TV. Now, I am not talking censorship, I am talking about the criminal lambasting of the people with banal rubbish that deadens the mind, that is TV’s excuse for programming.