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    China Decides to Ban Time Travel

    BEIJING — 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.”

    The guidelines, which fell short of an outright ban of such dramas, seem to have come in response to a series of popular programs about protagonists drifting back to ancient times. For instance, in “Palace,” one of China’s hottest TV series, a woman falls in love with a Qing dynasty painting, travels back in time and then falls in love with several princes.


    “Palace” is broadcast on Hunan Television, a provincial network known for its popular programs, some of which are strong competitors of China’s main state-run broadcaster, China Central Television.

    A spokesman for the State Administration declined Tuesday to elaborate on the reason behind the new guidelines. But the Chinese authorities are known for strictly censoring newspapers, film and TV programs that are deemed “unhealthy.”

    http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/20...n-time-travel/

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    I wanted to make a Back to the Future reference but I couldn't think of anything :<

    Chinas laws are so weird.

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    Well this is pretty weird and stupid.

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    Next up, they will ban fiction as well because it "lack positive thoughts and meaning".

    You can probably still find the shows in the black market in China though.

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    It's pretty easy to understand if you know a little about China. Think "Cultural" Revolution.

    And it is impossible to travel back in time, anyway. You can only travel forward in time. So, one could say that this ban has some educational value! :3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoorah View Post
    It's pretty easy to understand if you know a little about China. Think "Cultural" Revolution.
    You can just think Confucianism really.
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