WASHINGTON — China’s suppression of liberty and freedom is taking another turn as their limiting access to foreign television programs. This takes place after the communist regime has arrested bloggers for spreading rumors and inciting panic, which is one way to say they’re repressing free speech.
Reuters reported that satellite television stations in China can only buy the right to broadcast from one foreign program each year from 2014 on. They called it a push for “morality-building” and for more educational content.
Foreign programs cannot be broadcast in prime-time viewing hours from 7:30-10 p.m. during the year where broadcasting rights were purchased.
Television stations said it will restrict their revenue as foreign shows attract more viewers and these stations do not receive state funding to operate.