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China’s Intolerable TV

Posted by w_thames_the_d on January 19, 2012


The thugs who run china have decided that absent the old cure of opium, they need something else to whip the locals into submission. Thus, they are going to bore them to death.
China has outlawed interesting tv

“The order from the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television limits what broadcasters may air during the prime-time hours from 7.30pm to 10pm. That period, known in China as “Gold Time,” must now include two 30-minute news briefings, and no more than 90 minutes of the lighter shows that China’s hundreds of millions of viewers have come to love. These include game shows, soap operas, dating competitions and singing contests where—uniquely for China—ordinary people get a chance to vote for favourites. Under government pressure, the number of such shows has been slashed, from over 120 to fewer than 40 a week”
From here
http://www.economist.com/node/21542469

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