Beijing castrates “Happy Boy voices” – angrychineseblogger


When it comes to broadcast television it goes without saying that there will always be some form of regulation. This is true even in the freest of countries.

Usually, such regulation follow a general code based around public propriety. For example; no exposed breasts before 10pm or after 6am and not dropping of the F-bomb when children might be watching. However, as usual, things are a little “different” in China – A country where state regulation reaches a whole new level – as evidenced by a recent set of instruction handed out to the producers of Âø´‰πêÁî∑£∞ (Happy Boy voices); a Chinese clone of the western smash hit “Idol” franchise in which singers preform for the audience, who then vote for their favorite contestant using the telephone via SMS messaging. [Full Text]


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