Yearender: Culture prohibitions in 2014
Updated: 2014-12-23 09:21
This year many new prohibitions have been issued in cultural fields. Some of them were well received, such as prohibiting teachers from accepting gifts, while others triggered heated buzz, such as the removal of several US TV shows. Let's have a review.
Chinese actress Li Bingbing smokes in a scene from the film The Message. [Photo/Agencies]
Smoking to be banned on screen
Smoking may be banned from the small and the big screen, and media workers are welcoming the idea.
According to the website of the Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council, the Health and Family Planning Committee issued a draft in late November on Regulations on Smoking in Public, which will punish those who show smoking scenes in media platforms, including films, television and the Internet. [More]