Chinese government cracks down on entertainment

An article in the New York Times today reports that Chinese leaders are imposing some of the most restrictive measures in years.  As the article states, ” the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television ordered 34 major satellite television stations to limit themselves to no more than two 90-minute entertainment shows each per week, and collectively 10 nationwide. They are also being ordered to broadcast two hours of state-approved news every evening and to disregard audience ratings in their programming decisions.”

Related to the story and in a sidebar is the story of a subversive cartoon, and it’s a story well worth exploring. Watch “Crack Sunflower Seeds” and the commentary.

 

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About janpatricequarles

MTSU Professor of Mass Communication
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