China Power

China Bans Time Travel

Concerned about the impact on citizens’ view of the world, China’s government moves to ban ‘negative’ influences on TV.

Well, on TV at least. Concerned about the growing popularity of time travel shows that rewrite history (presumably someone in officialdom has a sense of irony) officials have decided to ban time travel plots.

According to the New York Times, China's State Administration for Radio, Film and Television said TV dramas involving characters traveling back in time 'lack positive thoughts and meaning.'

It adds that the guidelines worry that such shows: 'casually make up myths, have monstrous and weird plots, use absurd tactics, and even promote feudalism, superstition, fatalism and reincarnation.'

If the government feels that time travel shows are at the root of any discontent in the country, then they're a little more detached from reality than some feared.