The Chinese government has ordered China's satellite stations to undergo a drastic clean up of programs they deem "overly entertaining."
The order is also banning viewership surveys and the use of ratings as the main reason for whether a show gets to stay on the air.
The order states:
Satellite channels are mainly for the broadcast of news propaganda and should expand the proportion of news, economic, cultural, science and education, children’s, and documentary programming. [Programming should] resolutely oppose money worship, hedonism, and extreme individualism and arduously correct bad tendencies such as abusing one’s powers, fakery, unprincipled acts, and harming others for profit.
Under the regulation, satellite channels as a whole can show no more than nine restricted shows a night in the prime time slots.
So what do U think? Is this to much censorship or is it responsible governing?
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