"China has ordered TV stations across the country not to air any detective shows, spy thrillers or dramas about time-travel for the next three months."
We all know that China has somewhat more control over its citizens than the west, but this often comes to light in disturbing ways. The recent move in the lead up to a celebration of Chinese state propaganda... so why not celebrate it with a massive exercise in media control?
The advantages of such a move are very debatable.. But I guess if you can simply tell the mainstream news that they cannot broadcast something that would cast suspicion, Wouldn't you? I guess it will take longer than thought for democratic impulse to truly have an effect