AN INTENSIFIED crackdown ahead of the Beijing Olympics in China banning offensive audio and video content has added ghosts, monsters and other inhuman portrayals to the list.
In a statement posted on the Chinese government website by the General Administration of Press and Publication, producers are told they have around three weeks to look through their recordings for horror and report it to authorities.
Content which will be banned includes “wronged spirits and violent ghosts, monsters, demons, and other inhuman portrayals, strange and supernatural storytelling for the sole purpose of seeking terror and horror,” the administration said.
These new regulations come just weeks after China’s clamp down on vulgar video and audio content, which restricted internet sites and issued a two year film making ban to the team behind the rude production Lost in Beijing.
With the new measures, the Chinese aim to “cleanse the negative effect these items have on society.”
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