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China is banning all time travel films!

  1. Stevennix2001 profile image82
    Stevennix2001posted 5 years ago

    In recent news, China is officially banning any and all films that feature the story point of time travel.  No, this is not a joke, as I'm being very serious.  Time travel films are officially banned in China for the following reasons mentioned in this statement from comingsoon.net

    Here's the official word from China's State Administration for Radio, Film and Television:

    "The producers and writers are treating the serious history in a frivolous way, which should by no means be encouraged anymore."

    They “casually make up myths, have monstrous and weird plots, use absurd tactics, and even promote feudalism, superstition, fatalism and reincarnation.”



    For more information, you can click on the link below

    http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/china-b … v-and-film

    Anyways, what are you're thoughts on this?  Do you think China is justified in doing this?  Or, do you think they're over reacting here?  Please, discuss.

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      CollBposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Incredible I'd say.  That means they'll be banning all time favourites like Dr Who, Quantum Leap and Back to the Future!

      It's like they want to make up people's minds about time travelling, myths of going back in time and putting it in today's context!  That's bizarre!

    2. Daffy Duck profile image59
      Daffy Duckposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Conspiracy Theory:  Maybe they don't want their citizens thinking about it because their government is trying to attempt it.   wink

  2. mcimicata profile image60
    mcimicataposted 5 years ago

    II dont think that they are justified in doing this, and I definitely think that they are over reacting a lot!

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image82
      Stevennix2001posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I agree.  big_smile

  3. recommend1 profile image70
    recommend1posted 5 years ago

    I tried to check this but found no valid reference to any statement - and my missus is watching a Chinese TV series that is about a woman who goes back in time - so go figure.

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image82
      Stevennix2001posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      really?  wow, i guess who ever wrote that piece on comingsoon.net must've gotten it wrong then if that's the case.

      1. recommend1 profile image70
        recommend1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        It does not mean that there is not some kind of statement - but generally these are issued as guidelines much as we see in the west in regard to the degrees of sexuality etc that should be shown.

        If there is such a statement, which I have yet to find any source for, I guess it would be linked to the way that the past is what is written now, not what actually happened - in every case, every country and even in our our own personal histories. 

        The idea that the history we know is remotely right is almost laughable, most people don't even know their own history of their own lives - and if they do that is not what they tell us.

  4. sabrebIade profile image85
    sabrebIadeposted 5 years ago

    The Doctor is gonna be so pissed....

  5. Onusonus profile image86
    Onusonusposted 5 years ago

    They are probably worried that their people might find out that their beloved Mao killed millions of his own people.

  6. Greek One profile image80
    Greek Oneposted 5 years ago

    Authorities are afraid that if a character goes back to the 1500s, viewers might say "Hay, Medical England looks a hell of a lot like my village"

  7. superwags profile image81
    superwagsposted 5 years ago

    My mate worked out in China teaching college students. He was almost sacked when he refused to teach the kids that chinese people were decended from a different species from the homo group than all other humans. He was an anthrapologist by training so they bombarded him with "papers" from really dodgy "Doctorr's" all saying the same thing. It was absolute BS so he still refused and the got the local Communist party involved. Eventually the school backed down and he was taken off that particular lecture.

    Tell me that isn't weird!

    1. Greek One profile image80
      Greek Oneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      so what type of monkey were Chinese people supposedly evolved from.... the panda??

      1. superwags profile image81
        superwagsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Presumably - he was left baffled. He still lives there, loves the place. It's presumably because they want a clear distinction between the "master race" and the others.

  8. Daniel Carter profile image90
    Daniel Carterposted 5 years ago

    Sounds like a religion rather than a government.
    Basically they are saying that being imaginative and creative is not acceptable in their "my-way-or-the-highway" country.

    I think it stinks. It's a book-burning mentality. Nothing new here.

  9. optimus grimlock profile image61
    optimus grimlockposted 5 years ago

    man they wont know what happend to marty mcfly!

    1. Daniel Carter profile image90
      Daniel Carterposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      lol

    2. Stevennix2001 profile image82
      Stevennix2001posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      lollol

  10. johncimble profile image60
    johncimbleposted 5 years ago

    haha this can't possibly be real can it!?

  11. Astra Nomik profile image81
    Astra Nomikposted 5 years ago

    Ordinarily I would say this is a wind up. You can't tell people how to think, what to watch, what to read or have that much control over them. It treats everyone like children. And doesn't come with any intent of trust behind it.

    Another thing, Sci-fi, Fantasy and Time Travel ideas end up expanding people's minds and giving them ideas. Maybe someone does not want that. Discouraging big ideas perhaps?

  12. Jonathan Janco profile image81
    Jonathan Jancoposted 5 years ago

    I really can't help but laugh about this one!!!
    And quite frankly, if China wants to globally humiliate themselves at a time when they are desparate to be taken seriously in the world, why should we stand in their way? If we do, we could only help them look credible.

  13. BobbiRant profile image61
    BobbiRantposted 5 years ago

    Well actually China's government says it is disrespectful to Chairman Mao and it comes at a time when Communist rule will be celebrating it's 90th anniversary of rule.  Chinese government officials don't want citizens to see what happened in the past in China.  I guess, to them the only history should start when Communism took over and created the ideal little world they try to portray to their citizens.  China likes to make its citizens believe they (China) invented Everything.  Granted they did invent a lot but not everything.

    1. recommend1 profile image70
      recommend1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Sorry - but about everything is wrong here - starting with the age - it is 62 years old later this year.

      History is taught very well in all the schools and they are very proud of their long history.

      And today I showed a time-travel movie in my class that I downloaded from a Chinese website - and my missus is in the middle of a popular tv series about a girl who goes back in time to the Tang dynasty.

      So the OP's information  is a crock of crap, the posts are misinformed and apart from the post about the origin of the species not one word that is informed in any way.

      @Superwags says he refused to teach the kids that chinese people were decended from a different species from the homo group than all other humans. He was an anthrapologist by training so they bombarded him with "papers" from really dodgy "Doctorr's" all saying the same thing. It was absolute BS so he still refused and the got the local Communist party involved. Eventually the school backed down and he was taken off that particular lecture.

      This is a common racist slant on the origins of humanity and was used extensively by (I believe) South African 'dodgy docors' to separate black people from white people - when that racist crap was debunked so was the myth of Asian peoples origins.

      So your 'mate' was teaching racist crap and deserved to be booted.  I note that the ever-polite Chinese just took him off that 'course' and the issue then arises why was he teaching against what the school wanted in the first place ?  does he think he is in some way better than his hosts?  try teaching that crap in a western Uni against the wishes of the heads of department.

  14. NateSean profile image85
    NateSeanposted 5 years ago

    My thoughts are that Doctor Who had better not wind up having to go to Hong Kong for any reason or we could inadvertantly launch World War three.

  15. celebritie profile image75
    celebritieposted 5 years ago

    I wonder why this is happening.

  16. AEvans profile image71
    AEvansposted 5 years ago

    WOW! They have there own fantasy movies and they are banning time travel films? lolololol How funny. big_smile Sorry.

  17. knolyourself profile image61
    knolyourselfposted 5 years ago

    I believe they have banned reincarnation, specifically as pertains to the next Dali Lama.

 
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