Wednesday 22 February 2017

Reality can be hard to watch, and too much for some to bear

It leaves a bad taste when the faults of a society are harshly reflected back at us on the television screen, writes Eilis O'Hanlon

Published 25/09/2011 | 05:00

Chinese money may yet save the world economy. Mainly because they're the only ones who have any of it to spare right now.

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But can Chinese values save us from ourselves in other ways too?

The Chinese State Administration of Film, Television and Radio -- a bit like the RTE Authority with added teeth -- has struck the first blow by banning a TV show called Super Girl which regularly attracted 400 million viewers tuning in to watch would-be pop stars competing against one another for a shot at fame.

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