China imposes odd restrictions on ‘sissy’ men and video games
China’s government banned effeminate men from appearing on TV and severely reduced children’s access to online games, in line with President Xi Jinping’s call for a “national rejuvenation” and firmer control for the Communist Party.
The National Radio and TV Administration instructed broadcasters to “resolutely put an end to sissy men and other abnormal esthetics.”
Instead of “vulgar internet celebrities,” China says broadcasters should “vigorously promote excellent Chinese traditional culture, revolutionary culture, and advanced socialist culture.”
Additionally, newly enacted rules limit anyone under 18 to three hours of online games per week, with no play allowed on school days.
Game developers must submit new titles for government approval before release, with officials calling on them to add pro-China themes.