Cartoons and Bureaucrats

A small little tidbit of bureaucrat reality I found in an article that was actually about a newsconference about the eased restrictions on access to the mainland market for Hong Kong’s film and television industry. (sorry, long sentence)

Zhao Shi, deputy director of the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (aka SARFT), told the audience as well

“…. China’s recent prime-time ban on foreign cartoons came in response to requests from viewers.

“The ban meets the demands of children and parents who want to watch domestic cartoon programs in prime time,” she said.”

So much about the user preferences according to SARFT

The article continues

In contrast to Zhao’s remarks, a survey conducted earlier shows that about 80 percent of Chinese children said they liked foreign cartoons.

So much about the preferences of the viewers

The main reason, and that was already clear from the beginning, is to protect the domestic cartoon industry.

Source: Shanghai Daily - not linked as the original article will disappear after a couple of days behind a paywall

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