China releases Entertainment Restriction on TV programs

| November 25th, 2011

On Oct. 24th 2011, the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) issued the Further Strengthening the TV Star Integrated Channel Program Management Advice (《关于进一步加强电视上星综合频道节目管理的意见》), aiming to curtail the excessive entertainment TV programs. The document is thus called by the Chinese public as another “Entertainment Restriction” (限娱令) on television programs.

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Too pretty to play football, formal female football player goes on dating show

| September 25th, 2011

From Netease:

A beautiful formal Chinese football player — Zhou Yuwei received many public attentions when she showed up in one of the most famous Chinese dating show “If You Are the One”. “She was once in Henan province football team, but outlasted by the team members because of being too beautiful. Finally she quit the team.” introduced Lejia, the star host and the relationship expert of the show.

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TV dating programs in China

| June 1st, 2011

If You Are the One (Fei Cheng Wu Rao: literally “If not sincere then don’t bother”) is the most successful TV dating show among many other asian dating programs aired in China now. So far as I know, currently there are more than ten TV shows of the kind aired at the same time. Slightly different, most of the shows follow the basic procedures : 24 or so single women line up on stage and are presented to a male […]Read more…

Interview with The Eighth Prince of “Jade Palace Lock Heart”, Feng Shaofeng

| April 9th, 2011

“Jade Palace Lock Heart” or in short “Palace” has became one of the most popular drama TV series in China in the recent months.

A story of a modern day girl Luo Qing Chuan with a love of history who accidentally time traveled back in time to Emperor Kang Xi’s era of the Qing dynasty. She becomes embroiled in the princes’ struggle for the throne and is torn between her love for Yin Si, the eighth prince, and Yin Zhen, […]Read more…