Television drama Premier Zhou Enlai fits the patriotic bill in the run-up to the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. Photo: Weibo

No period dramas or pop idols: Chinese censors say patriotic shows must mark 70th anniversary of People’s Republic

  • Broadcasters told content in August must be ‘appropriate for the whole environment’
  • Sina TV survey of 783,000 people shows 39 per cent of viewers unhappy with restrictions
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Television drama Premier Zhou Enlai fits the patriotic bill in the run-up to the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. Photo: Weibo
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Phoebe Zhang

Phoebe Zhang

Phoebe Zhang is a society reporter with the South China Morning Post. She likes to write human-interest stories and has written many about people living on the fringes of society. She believes there's no story or person that's too small.