Tag Archives: SARFT

Dating show contestant banned for sexy modeling?

SARFT is once again mentioned for a rumored ban for a model who might be too hot for her own good. She also said outrageous things on a TV show.

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Driving domestic film production past Hollywood

The release of mainstream Chinese films have caught some attention over the months, especially those made in conjunction with directors from Hong Kong, such as Teddy Chen’s Bodyguards and Assassins (十月围城).

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SARFT responds to Avatar rumors

Zhang Hongsen from the Film Bureau says it’s all just a misunderstanding.

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Narrow Dwellings: a TV series that slipped through SARFT’s guidelines

The series has drawn a lot of criticism as well as recommendation. The former for its poor script and one dimensional characters, and the latter for its social commentary, which focuses on people of different social statuses, nailhouses, corrupt officials and mistresses, all wrapped up in the setting of a consumerist metropolis. There are edited versions of Narrow Dwellings on Youku and broadcast on TV, and lines that have been deleted for its “bone-baring” (露骨) directness.

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VeryCD.com may be closed for not having a license

Today, one of the more popular music, film and TV series sharing sites, VeryCD.com, displayed “Network Timeout” and failed to connect. An article from the entertainment section of The Beijing News today ran an article about VeryCD and its application for a license to share content, the license is the “Information Network Broadcast Audio Visual Programming Permission Certificate” (信息网络传播视听节目许可证), which VeryCD does not have.

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Too much dialect on the small screen

SARFT says TV characters should speak standard Mandarin. Even Mao and Deng?

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SARFT reminds you to avoid celebrity scandals

Another SARFT ban order: no hyping up celebrity scandals

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New rules imposed on Internet video content

SARFT goes after camgirls.

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The curious case of the disappearing TV drama

The quality of TV dramas is way down. China Media Monitor investigates.

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SARFT chills out?

An organization under media regulator SARFT has a funky favicon.

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