The Anxiety of China’s Bureau of Broadcasting and Film – Bonnae

From Reading China blog, the original Chinese text is on

China’s Bureau of Broadcasting and Film (BBF) refuses to keep silent and has new policy. During late July and early August, some Chinese audience are not able to watch programs from the Phoenix TV. Despite the Beijing government’s emphasis on “harmony”, BBF’s action aroused people’s strong reaction and the attention of Hong Kong, Taiwan and western media before the 17th National Congress of the Communist Party Representatives (17th NCCPR). BBF, in the name of “market competition and political solution”, bans all cable TV services providing “illegal” satellite programs. BBF sees it as a measure of “national security”. It takes “political consideration” to “strengthen management”. [Full Text]


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