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Chinese guidelines for TV stations: there is no place for “effeminate” artists

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Chinese TV programs should promote “proper appreciation of beauty” and “perfect traditional and revolutionary culture,” according to the Beijing Radio and Television Authority’s guidelines. Artists presenting the wrong views or “effeminate” style are not welcome.

“People with wrong political views and those who oppose the state and the Chinese Communist Party should not be employed in this industry. Likewise, those who break Chinese laws or social moral principles” – reported the Global Times, quoting the guidelines of the Chinese office for Radio and Television (NRTA).

Television programs should promote “proper appreciation of beauty” and “perfect traditional and revolutionary culture”. There is no place for “abnormal aesthetic taste”, actors presenting “effeminate” style, as well as showing off their wealth and exaggerating negative topics – reported the Chinese daily.

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The NRTA also announced tighter controls on artists’ salaries and penalties for those who avoid paying taxes. The office will also take action to control the “chaos” in relations between stars and admirers, it was reported.

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According to the Global Times, Chinese authorities have launched a campaign to clean up show business in connection with violations of the law or “insulting national feelings” by celebrities. These include the rape allegations against the Sino-Canadian rapper Kris Wu.

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