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Chinese government bans entertainment news that promotes Western lifestyles or makes fun of Chinese values

South China Morning Post

China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television has banned all entertainment news that promotes Western lifestyles and celebrities, or makes fun of Chinese values. The government agency has ordered Chinese news organizations’ entertainment news “comply with the Communist Party’s ideologies and adopt a positive tone,” Liu Zhen reports. The agency also said news organizations need to make sure stories about celebrities’ lifestyles and private matters should be “firmly prevented.”

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