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Chinese Minister Blasts Vulgar Media

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China's culture minister has lashed out at the country's broadcasters and publishers, saying much of what they produce is vulgar and kitsch.

Cai Wu said many Chinese publications were full of gossip and sensational stories advocating money-worship.

He accused regional governments of spending money on "vanity projects" instead of basic cultural facilities.

Mr Cai, formerly the head of China's information office, blamed the changes on China's move to a market economy.

Cai Wu appears to be taking cues from President Hu Jintao who lamented two weeks ago that the country's cultural scene was filled with 'vanity, vulgarity, and kitsch'.

Since then, some popular TV shows such as Take Me Out and Run For Love have been stopped.

And this week many top state performing arts teams have gathered in Beijing for a month of cultural programmes.

Now that China has become the world's number two economy, its leaders are turning their attention to the country's cultural influence.

He lashed out at what he called "vulgar productions" that advocated money-worship and consumerism.

"We publish more than 300,000 books every year, but how many of them could be compared with the scriptures inherited from our ancestors?" he asked.

"We produce some 400 movies and hundreds of TV drama programmes each year, but how many of them will be recognised as classics?"

He added: "In today's world, a country's culture and economy are inseparable. A government must pay more attention to culture and originality if it wants to improve the quality of economic development."

Mr Cai said "vulgar publications" were a negative result of China's move to a market economy.

In June, China's media watchdog issued guidelines following concern over racy dating shows on television.

Programme makers have been accused of provoking contestants to spice up the programmes.

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Sharia law in China ? God help us all :crybaby:

Anyway, thanks, Raist :thumbsup: My screen background needed a change :drool::lol:

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My screen background needed a change drool.gif

Just try cleaning the residue off it... eek.gif

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My screen background needed a change drool.gif

Just try cleaning the residue off it... eek.gif

Do you not use impermeable socks ? :unsure::rolleyes::naughty:

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No, puppy on a roll biggrin.gif

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Ouch! Bestiality now added to the list of perversions ? :blink::help:

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It would be quicker to provide a list of things I won't do...

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It would be quicker to provide a list of things I won't do...

I hate to say this :shutit: but I have to agree with you on that one :yes:

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YOU AGREE.... Nurse shutup.gif

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YOU AGREE.... Nurse shutup.gif

Yes PLEASE :rolleyes::drool: Females only need apply :lol:

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