CCTV commentator caught bad-mouthing Olympics athletes during broadcast

| August 17th, 2012

From KN58:

Zhang Mengmeng, a pretty commentator on CCTV was trapped in the “bad-mouthing scandal” during her commentating of the Olympics diving competition. Zhang Mengmeng made fun of several famous foreign athletes of being either abnormal or homosexual. This incident triggered controversy on the internet. Some netizens suspected that it is because Zhang forgot to turn off the microphone while bad mouthing the athletes in a private conversation. CCTV has not yet made any comments on it.

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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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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…

Health department official flips out during talk show

| April 14th, 2011

From QQ:

"医托" – Yituo are people who make a profit by decoying patients into go to illegal clinic or buying medicine. Usually the Yituo scam is an organized crime. One person pretends to be the victim of a certain disease and others as his family. They approach patients in the hospital, then after gaining the patient’s trust, proceed to recommend the patient to go to certain doctor or buy certain medicine. The Yituo gets the commission from the doctor or […]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…

"No more time-travel drama", authority says it disrespects history

| April 3rd, 2011

From QQ:

Now there’s an interesting trend in China’s film and television industry: more and more time-travel themed dramas are made and aired. In these time-travel based TV plays, usually the protagonist is from the modern time and for some reasons and via some means, travels through time and all the way back to the ancient China where he/she will constantly experience the "culture shock" but gradually get used to it and eventually develop a romance in that era. Though […]Read more…