According to Bitter Winter, last month, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) ‘s State Administration of Radio and Television (SART) released its new provisions for increasing stricter media control.
SART’s move came after the CCP’s general secretary Xi Jinping commented that all sectors of the Internet and entertainment are “chaotic” and not fully controlled by the CCP.
At the same time, this move appears as CCP is rushing to prepare for its 20th National Congress that decides whether Xi will continue in office.
In new provisions, China’s media is not allowed to violate the Constitution, laws, and regulations and to distort and negate advanced socialist culture.
Also, China’s media cannot produce content that endangers national security and distorts national history, national historical figures, and heroic martyrs.
Besides, content promoting so-called “Xie jiao” and superstition and destroying social stability are prohibited.
According to Bitter Winter, Xie jiao is often incorrectly translated as ‘evil cults.’ Since the late Ming era, this expression has been used to mean “heterodox teachings,” referring to religions or beliefs not accepted by the regime.
The CCP has been a force that has monopolized the full leadership of China since 1949. This force is accused of using education and media to brainwash the Chinese people.
All concepts, such as Xie Jiao, advanced socialist culture, heroic martyrs, and national security, were coined by the CCP.
In addition, the regime is also accused of staging fake democratic images and standing behind building the Constitution, laws, or regulations in favor of their interests and power.
Therefore, these new regulations are considered to force all to continue to support the CCP’s regime.