China Bans “Sissy”, Non-Masculine Men From Television

China is banning men who are seen as masculine from television, a new government regulation states.

According to the Associated Press, the TV regulator said:

“Broadcasters must ‘resolutely put an end to sissy men and other abnormal esthetics.'”

The new rules are apparently tailored to “vigorously promote excellent Chinese traditional culture, revolutionary culture and advanced socialist culture.”

In addition “vulgar internet celebrities” will have no place in media spaces. According to AP, there is “official concern that Chinese pop stars, influenced by the sleek, girlish look of some South Korean and Japanese singers and actors, are failing to encourage China’s young men to be masculine enough.”

The new regulation follows another recent change implemented by the Chinese Communist Party, which limits online gaming for minors to three hours per week (the three hours can only be played on weekends, during specific times).

It is believed that these changes are part of an effort by the government to enforce conformity and shield its society from outside influence, which they see as damaging.

“From the economic realm, the financial sector to the cultural circle, and to the political field, a profound transformation, or a profound revolution, is taking place,” said blogger Li Guangman, as per the Daily Mail.

“This is a political transformation … returning to the original mission of the Communist Party of China, returning to the people centralism and returning to the essence of socialism,” he added.

In addition to these internal changes, China has been criticized for the persecution of its Uygur Muslim population, as well as for becoming increasingly aggressive towards Taiwan and its efforts to remain a free country. Meanwhile, the people of Hong Kong are fighting to keep their independence as the CCP turns up the hostility against the former British colony.

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