Chinese censors pull popular soap opera

A hit television series has been prevented from continuing according to newspapers in China. The drama “Snail House” was set in a fictional mainland city and the plot centered on rising housing prices and the “fangnu,” or mortgage slaves, as they work non-stop to repay their loans. The series captured national headlines because of its relevance to real life in mainland China. The fate of the show remains unclear. One recent government website posting said some TV stations that air the series may continue, but that no others may start it or show reruns prompting outcry amongst viewers. Read more here