Reported on: December 15, 2011 14:14 PM
Reported in: Entertainment
BEIJING, Dec 15 (AP/UNB) - China is proposing to ban several types of movie content, including that which it says disturbs social stability and promotes religious fanaticism.
The draft law is the authoritarian government's latest attempt to tighten control over what people see.
It says films must not harm national honor and interest, incite ethnic hatred, spread superstition or propagate obscenity, violence or terror.
A total of 13 types of content are banned in the draft law posted on the website of China's Cabinet on Thursday. No terms or phrases are defined.
The proposal is part of an overall tightening of cultural industries that are fueling more independent viewpoints, particularly social media and hugely popular microblogs where citizens often vent anger and frustration.