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China Places Strict Limitations On Broadcasters

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First Posted: 02/14/2012 1:21 pm Updated: 02/14/2012 3:29 pm

SHOWS CAPPED: China's broadcasters can no longer show any foreign TV series during prime time or let such shows make up more than 25 percent of daily programming.

LEADERSHIP SENSITIVE: China is trying to rein in foreign influence in a year when a change of leadership is planned. President Hu Jintao has said the Communist Party must not let forces abroad westernize and divide the country.

RESPONSE TO PRESSURE: The Party is trying to reinforce socialist principles as people feel increasingly empowered by access to social media and upset over income inequality, corruption and other ills of rapid growth.


Filed by Rebecca Shapiro  |