China government relaxes censorship process

by Peter D. Marshall

by Kevin Ma.

In a memorandum dated 11 July, which was only released by the central government today, the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television announced that it will drop twenty of its current responsibilities.

The item getting the most attention in the Chinese media and from film-makers on social media is the official cancellation of “censorship for general topic scripts”, although there has been confusion over the terminology.

On his microblog, JIA Zhangke asked, “Then what is a ‘non-general’ topic?” LU Chuan called the move a “good thing”, but asked that ‘general’ and ‘non-general’ be clearly defined. GAO Qunshu also praised the move.

Read the rest of this article from Film Biz Asia.

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