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August 04, 2005

China increases censorship, restricts foreign film co-productions

We must strengthen censorship of, and volume controls on, imported television dramas, cartoons, and television programs, declares China’s proposed edict. Co-productions between Chinese and foreign film and television makers will face stricter censorship. “In the near future there will be no more approvals for setting up cultural import agencies. Import of cultural products contrary to regulations will be punished.” [New York Times: Business]

Censorship of political speech is routine, and the Communist Party ruthlessly suppresses any protests and organizations that it considers threats to its power … The support that the Communist Party of China has among the Chinese population is unclear, as there are no national elections … [Wikipedia: People’s Republic of China]

Posted by dymaxion at August 4, 2005 11:32 PM


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