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China bans time travel for television
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Source: CNN

Hong Kong, China (CNN) China has been cracking down on dissent of late, as the recent detainment of artist Ai Weiwei suggests.

But the latest guidance on television programming from the State Administration of Radio Film and Television in China borders on the surreal or, rather, an attack against the surreal.

New guidelines issued on March 31 discourages plot lines that contain elements of "fantasy, time-travel, random compilations of mythical stories, bizarre plots, absurd techniques, even propagating feudal superstitions, fatalism and reincarnation, ambiguous moral lessons, and a lack of positive thinking."

The government says TV dramas shouldnt have characters that travel back in time and rewrite history. They say this goes against Chinese heritage, reports CNNs Eunice Yoon. They also say that myth, superstitions and reincarnation are all questionable.
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