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in other hilarious china news August 24, 2007

Posted by KG in comedy, news, television.
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reuters reports:

Not content with banning “vulgar” reality TV shows, China’s culture guardians have added transsexuals and plastic surgery patients to the burgeoning hit-list of proscribed content on the country’s airways.

China’s broadcasting watchdog, the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT), has outlawed shows featuring “public participation” in sex-change operations and plastic surgery.

“All levels of television broadcasters must not plan or produce sex change or plastic surgery programs involving public participation (including news, specials or interviews), effective immediately,” SARFT said in a notice posted on its website on Friday.

“[Such programs] currently being screened or in production must stop at once,” it added.

China’s broadcast watchdog has moved to crack down on the country’s increasingly freewheeling TV broadcasters, urging them to imbue “socialist” values in their programming, instead of using “vulgarity” and “weirdness” in the pursuit of ratings.

well this kind of ruins my plans for my otoplasty to be featured on the now defunct Nip Tuck Goose in Wuhan.

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