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Anti-Japanese dramas to flood Chinese TV screens next month

Move comes as nation will mark 83rd anniversary of Mukden Incident, which led to invasion

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 28 August, 2014, 7:21pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 28 August, 2014, 7:21pm

Anti-Japanese dramas will flood Chinese TV screens from next month until the end of October as authorities have ordered major satellite broadcasters across the nation to feature shows of patriotic or anti-fascist themes.

China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television has also required the most popular television stations to broadcast TV series that are “anti-fascist”, according to a report by Beijing News.

Hunan TV, Beijing TV and Zhejiang TV have adjusted their programming in accordance with the directive.Hunan TV will show an anti-Japanese war drama from September 3, and

Zhejiang TV will cut one third of its current drama offerings and play one about a communist special forces unit.

Beijing TV will broadcast an anti-Japanese war drama in mid-September.

China’s anti-Japan dramas have drawn much criticism in recent years for their outlandish plots and acting that portrayed communists as omnipotent heroes.

September 18 marks the 83rd anniversary of the Mukden Incident, which led to Japan’s conquest of the former Manchuria, now called Shenyang, and that was generally seen as a pretext of Japan’s invasion of China. October 1 is China’s National Day.

This year also marks the 120th anniversary of the first Sino-Japanese war, which started on August 1, 1894.

On July 7, President Xi Jinping attended an official ceremony commemorating the 77th anniversary of the Marco Polo Bridge incident, which marked the beginning of the second Sino-Japanese War.

Xi is the first Chinese president to attend such an event.

 

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The CCP and Mao were no-shows against the Japanese. They were cowards. The Nationalists did almost all of the fighting and thus, weakened by the Japanese, Mao and his fellow murderous cretins were able to defeat the Nationalists and begin the most murderous reign by any government in history.
中國共產黨和毛澤東被預定的抗日。他們是懦夫。民族主義者做幾乎所有的戰鬥,因此,由日本減弱,毛澤東和他同伴的殺人不眨眼的克汀病患者是能夠打敗國民黨並由任何政府在歷史上開始的最殘暴的統治。
mvdvalk
Jiang Jieshi was an opium addict who colluded with the Japanese to try and win an unwinnable civil uprising against a corrupt Guomindang regime. He'd rather use his army to kill his fellow Chinese than fight the foreign enemy: "the Japanese are a skin disease but the communists are a heart disease" was his famous saying.
The Guomindang army was universally hated by the people because of its arrogance and corruption. This is why Mao could win the hearts and minds of the Chinese people.
A Kuro
Victims of brutal aggression remembers history. Aggressors like the murderous and barbarous Japanese like to white-wash their brutal history and to insult their victims. This is why Japan can never be a normal country when her politicians like Shinzo Abe glorify war and pray to war criminals, turning truth and logic upside down admiring the cowardly mongrels and evil monsters that lead their nation in committing massive crimes against humanity and surrendering unconditionally like the cowards and mongrels they really are. People like Shinzo Abe are in the fine tradition of the Japanese mongrels, the scum of the earth.

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