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Originally posted by wowzers at 2006-9-14 18:10
tianyuanedu wrote, "If there is that much of a lack of interest in Chinese cartoons, then perhaps it would be wise to look at the reasons why. "
In today's multi-media world: TV, Movies, Internet, Cell phones etc. kids are going to be able to find their favorite cartoons.
Simply taking them off TV is not going to be a very effective approach.
It would be much better to put the money spent on monitoring and censorship into a study and development effort.
Canada has had some success by enforcing Canadian Content regulations. (with music for example)
Perhaps there could be a way that combines both support and protection for domestic producers.
I may be a Canadian, but that doesn't mean I fully agree with Canada's own policies. If China is looking for a model in this area, Canada is not the place to look. In some ways, Canada is like China in this respect, in that it does place Canadian content quotas on its TV stations' broadcasting. Quebec is even worse with its French content quotas.
Yes, China needs to protect its industry, but it's a question of how. I think a good start would be for China to improve the education of those in that industry. Canada ought to move in that direction likewise. Canadian content is often regarded as high quality in terms of its intellectual contenc,t but is generally regarded as dry and boring. this is what gives US production an edge (drugs, sex and violence really can take an industry a long way!).
Now of course if Canada should place more restrictions on R-rated films, then this would put pressure on US film producers who want to enter the Canadian market to produce films of higher intellectual quality likewise, while pressuring Canadian producers to improve the entertainment content of theirs. this might help to put the Canadian producers on a more level playing field with their US counterparts without treating US producers unfairly, since both sides would still need to play by the same rules.