China Issues New Rules for What People Can and Can’t Say in Online TV, Movies

‘Programs should promote the revolution, the advanced culture of socialism and patriotism as a core value, as well as praise the motherland and celebrate national heroes.’

The News Lens
Date: 2017/06/06
By: ZiQing Low

China’s broadcasting regulator has released new “guidelines” for online entertainment

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programming to ensure internet productions are held to the same standards as broadcast entertainment content.

The new regulations aim to curb the spread of “perverted values, entertainment-centric, low quality and tasteless programs which use ‘non-standardized language,’” the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT) says.

The rules apply to all online entertainment programming in China, including web films, web series, and all other entertainment productions. The regulations also forbid web streaming of broadcast content that has not passed censorship board reviews.

Edited translation of “Notice On Strengthening the Management of Online Audio and Visual Programs,” issued by SAPPRFT:    [FULL  STORY]