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Is China Being A Control Freak With Their TV Airwaves? Or Are They Super Responsible?

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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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12 comments to “Is China Being A Control Freak With Their TV Airwaves? Or Are They Super Responsible?”

  1. 1

    It's both– that's the definition of govern. It's too much government; anything which discourages "extreme individualism" is not in a positive way.

  2. 2

    I'm not saying China is a perfect place because it's not, but America is not not far behind. I absolutely agree with tv censorship. Not so much for political reasons, but for cultural reasons. Look at what we are as Americans because of tv and media. We are loud, filthy obnoxious disgusting moraless people. I;m honeslty so sick of that. I have actually banned tv in our home for the past 3 years. No commercials, no tv shows, just netfliux where you can CONTROL what you watch because what they show on tv these days is beyond innapropriate. Women behaving like mens pieces of raw meat. It's a shame for our society, children, but most especially for women because no where in the history of the earth have women been such disgusting whores than they are now. With shows like the Jersey shore, or the L word, and other shows I can't think of off the top of my head are just too much and I think our government, or any government has given people too much intellectual credit with trusting they know right from wrong, that they know the difference from fantsasy to reality. obviously people don't because you have moms dressing like sluts, allowing their daughters to dress like sluts and misbehave too. The music, the videos, the clothes, everything, all of it. I have to agree wit China.

  3. 3

    It's being a control freak. The government's job is not to control every single little aspect of our lives- that's what our parents are/were for. The government keeps society in line, from killing or harming one another, not determining how much TV or what TV we watch. If we were to let the government decide on how much TV and what shows we could watch, then why couldn't they start imposing what we can read and what the press can publish- which clearly violates the 1st amendment, one of the most important causes of the American Revolution and the formation of this country. Our founding father's wanted us to have independence, choice and freedoms to do as we please as long as we are not harming anyone. Who could it possibly be harming if I watch Teen Mom or Jersey Shore? (other then my own brain cells of course). China has done this because they are an OPPRESSIVE government.

  4. 4

    America isn't far behind. With groups like the PTC trying to dictate everything we eat/see and hear it won't be too long. Slowly getting our rights stripped away one by one and its going unnoticed.

    Re: pollopicu – This is just a result of idiotic brain dead 20's somethings breeding. TV shows should not be banned. People should be banned from breeding. If they allow themselves to be influenced by crap they see on TV they shouldn't be breeding. No one will disagree with you or attempt to argue with you on how you have TV banned. Its your children and your right. But trying to dictate what others watch makes you a twat much like the PTC. You have your beliefs and opinions and we have ours. Us mature, responsible people that aren't big enough idiots to be brainwashed by what we see on TV should be allowed to watch whatever the hell we want. Don't blame the entertainment industry blame dumb asses. Much like whenever I see a cop abusing his power people are always saying "shitty cops I hate cops blah blah" …You can't blame "cops"..You have to blame shitty people that are cops. Completely different.

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    Re: NookiesWA
    It astounds me how the stupidity of people like you don't see the damage tv does and how idiot people are not capable of making right choices in our country for our chil\dren and for ourselves. I didn't ban tv from kids in the house, because we don't have kids in the house, I banned tv from the house period, for me and for my husband. How can you sit there and not think tv has been extremelyu detrimental in the downfall of our culture. Look at the jersey shore, those people are fucking real, go to ny, miami, NJ, cali. More poften than not, you'll come across people who have been negatively influenced by the media. Yes, it's sad that some people are THAT dumb, but that';s exactly thereason we need to control it.Why do you feel like you have every right to be the pig you want t be in public. Why should I have to be subjected to such a dystopic society because you want to be "free-spirited". To me free-spritied means trash, redneck. Maybe that's what you are.

  6. 6

    Absolute censorship, but hey that's what you get with a communist country. And if the libtards in this country get their way, we'll be right along with them very soon.

  7. 7

    OF course it is censorship but is that always a bad thing? Censorship by another name is known as rules. It looks to me that they are putting rules in place that would remove culturally destroying influences. Let's face it, what we put out on the airwaves has an enormous biggest impact and North American programmers have been enjoying the benefits without bothering with the burden of responsibility that SHOULD come with it. Big business and big money run things, which is why twinkies are unregulated but vitamins are.

  8. 8

    They don't want American culture intervening in their version of entertainment. However, they practice 'European Communist Marxism' on their people. But the people who CREATE the entertainment in America that China does not approve of, are all pro European Communist Marxists anyway, so what's the big deal China? Not to mention that their foreign policy is being directed by a Canadian Jew named Maurice Strong who lives in Beijing behind armed guards avoiding fraud charges in the Western world, and is directing the completion (in his mind) of connecting Eurasia to Western Europe in completing a New World Order. People you won't find any truth in the corporate news media outlets, especially in the United States.

  9. @v@ says – reply to this


    I'm all for deep sixing 'stupid' t.v. Having standards is not the same as undue censorship.

  10. 10

    Reality tv shows, csi type of shows and violence shows should be banned everywhere in the world.

  11. 11

    The most brutal nation ever (in the past right through to today) wants TV cleaned up. As much as I wait in hope of the news that this totally effed up nation will be blown/ washed from the face of the earth, they may actaully have a point. This new wave of reality Trash TV Stars are now what most of our children want to become.

  12. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: Truth_Is_A-Virus – Uh-huh. Garbage in = garbage out. Never mind that I'm saying this to you on here, lol.