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China curbs entertainment industry

Date: 11 September 2021 Tags: Miscellaneous

Issue

 Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) has announced an eight-point plan to stop the country’s entertainment industry.

 

Background

CAC is the country’s internet watchdog and it will aim to control chaotic fan culture and celebrity misbehavior.

 

Details

Along with entertainment industry, the related offshoots like fan culture, excessive spending, online abuse and targeted harassment will be controlled.

 

The beginning

  • One of China’s biggest celebrities was recently arrested on charges of rape and inappropriate behaviour. He later sued them for defamation.

  • The National Radio and Television Administration (NRTA) held a training behaviour for celebrities to instill responsible behaviour.

  • The government has already expressed concerns about the entertainment industry and fans. The issue escalated after the recent incident.

 

Latest development

  • A plan has been conceived by NRTA for further regulation of arts and entertainment shows and related personnel.

  • The body has banned some reality talent shows and ordered broadcasters to not promote immoral men and vulgar influences.

 

The significance

  • The move is part of China’s efforts to crackdown on “feminization” of young men after getting influenced by celebrities and actors.

  • China has recently unveiled the new “common prosperity” policy that asks rich people to focus on hard work and legally compliant operations.