China: Dating shows face tough censorship

Increasingly strict media regulations are being applied to dating shows in China. Shows such as “If you are the one,” which have been highly successful in the country, are being subjected to regulations from the State Administration of Radio Film and Television (SARFT). The administration has recently banned “fake participants” who seek publicity, “morally provocative” hosts, and sexual references in all entertainment shows. Some fans have said that the new restrictions have made the shows less entertaining.