China Restricts Access To Reality TV
Posted on Wed Oct 26, 2011 01:59 PM PDT
LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - The Chinese government is restricting access to reality TV programming in an effort to preserve the countryâ€™s cultural values.
Chinaâ€™s State Administration of Radio, Film and Television has targeted profane and â€œoverly entertainingâ€ programs that are broadcast on satellite television stations.
"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," the administrationâ€™s order states.
The announcement comes a week after Communist Party officials met to discuss the need to strengthen â€œcore socialist valuesâ€ in order to counter Western social influences, which they specify as â€œmoney worship, hedonism, and extreme individualismâ€ and â€œbad tendencies such as abusing one's powers, fakery, unprincipled acts, and harming others for profit.â€