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  1. Crackdown on talent show won't deter rivals

    Posted Sep 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Several mainland television networks have confirmed they intend to go ahead with their talent shows despite a ban on the nation's most high-profile show, Hunan TV's Happy Girls. At the end of Friday's Happy Gi ...

  2. 'Vulgar' copycat western TV shows face tighter controls

    Posted Jan 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu The mainland's media watchdog will toughen its criteria for approving TV contest shows to combat the 'rising trend of vulgar content and bad taste' on the small screen, according to a mainland media report. Wang Taihua, head of th ...

  3. Brakes put on TV talent programmes

    Posted Mar 17th 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Broadcasting officials have issued new rules governing television shows like the popular Super Girl singing competition to ensure talent programmes help 'build socialism'. 'All types of competitive activities shoul ...

  4. Fans back favourite Super Girls to the end

    Posted Aug 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Three finalists in hit mainland TV contest go for the gold tonight On Wednesday afternoon, Mr Li stood for four hours in a crowded square in Beijing's popular Xidan shopping district holding up a placard of a cartoon character and yelling a ...

  5. Wannabe idols will find it's a long way to the top

    Posted Aug 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Any aspiring singer hoping to become next year's Super Girl champion will have to be prepared to face incredible competition judging by what contestants endured in this year's marathon contest. Thousands waited for hours in queues to t ...



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