China Restricts Access To Reality TV
Posted on Wed Oct 26, 2011 01:59 PM PDT

realityTVchina200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - The Chinese government is restricting access to reality TV programming in an effort to preserve the country’s cultural values.

China’s State Administration of Radio, Film and Television has targeted profane and “overly entertaining” programs that are broadcast on satellite television stations.

"Satellite channels are mainly for the broadcast of news propaganda and should expand the proportion of news, economic, cultural, science and education, children's, and documentary programming," the administration’s order states.

The announcement comes a week after Communist Party officials met to discuss the need to strengthen “core socialist values” in order to counter Western social influences, which they specify as “money worship, hedonism, and extreme individualism” and “bad tendencies such as abusing one's powers, fakery, unprincipled acts, and harming others for profit.”