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Making TV Safer: Chinese Censors Crack Down on Time Travel

In a bizarre move, China’s television censors have issued new guidelines that all but ban TV dramas featuring time travel.

In a statement (available here in Chinese) dated March 31, the State Administration for Radio, Film & Television said that TV dramas that involve characters traveling back in time “lack positive thoughts and meaning.” The guidelines discouraging this type of show said that some “casually make up myths, have monstrous and weird plots, use absurd tactics, and even promote feudalism, superstition, fatalism and reincarnation.”

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darklordzor2060d ago

Maybe they're doing it because they don't want their people to dream of traveling back in time to stop communism...

-MD-2060d ago

Cat submitted an article? Gasp!

Cat2060d ago

I'm very selective :) http://filmwatch.com/user/n...

The quotes from the new Chinese guidelines made me LOL

JL2060d ago

I saw the title, then "Cat" and that made me LOL. Wondering what kind of crazy stuff is Cat putting up over here.

Cat2060d ago

This is classy news, JL! TV, politics, time travel...with an international flair!!