Completely arbitrary censorship of local TV:
[ul]Crime dramas involving murder and programmes developed from online games must not be broadcast during the prime time[/ul]
[ul]Presenters from Hong Kong and Taiwan are not allowed to present for a Mainland-made show for three episodes in a row[/ul]
[ul]Two channels, run by Ningxiang and Gansu TV stations, were banned from commercials for displaying too many boob job adverts[/ul]
[ul]The whole process of a talent show was limited to two and a half months at most. Text-message voting was banned. A show could not be broadcast live for more than ten episodes. And live episodes could last no more than 90 minutes, and could start only after 5pm[/ul]
[ul]TV stations across the country were stopped playing dramas about espionage, time travel, crime from mid-May to July, the month when the party was considered to be founded. They could only play “red dramas”, shows about the Communist Party’s history[/ul]
Truly an awful government.