That’s the CCTV headquarters building in Beijing Government in China, ridded 2/3 of the television shows. We reported just a couple of days ago, that Hu Jintao, President of China wants to reverse the Western influence (Sans the making money part) and now is narrowing down the TV shows. From the Global Post “Beijing’s Xinhua news agency said the number of prime-time entertainment shows on satellite TV had dropped to just 38 per week since the directive came into force on Jan. 1, AgenceFrance Presse reported. There used to be 126.” Instead, TV watchers in China, you’re going to get more news bulletins (propaganda).
Not quite… it’ll be more a thumb print… The Western influence that many Chinese enjoy? Needs to get stepped down. Hu Jintao, the President of China, said, “”Hostile international powers are strengthening their efforts to Westernize and divide us.” It’s sort of back to the Mao days, but at the same time, Westernization is heavily about making money and many Chinese including Party members are enjoying making the cash. More censors? Maybe, but there’ll be a huge divide. (WSJ – China Iron Fist) This contrasts with another post also in the WSJ. Chinese have bought more British Rolls-Royces in 2011 than the US for the first time. At $245,000 each, it’s a bargain! (WSJ – Rolls Royce)