In the run-up to China’s Victory Day celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII, Beijing is planning to stir up nationalistic feelings by somehow managing to fill Chinese airwaves with even more anti-Japanese TV dramas.
According to an official order, the number of dramas set during the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression will be increased from September 1-5, while broadcasters will be banned from airing entertainment programs during that time, reports the Associated Press.
It was only two years ago that even CCTV couldn’t stand the increasingly ridiculous scenes in anti-Japanese war dramas featuring impossible violence, outlandish plots and communist heroes downing fighter planes with hand grenades. This came after a surge of anti-Japanese dramas made for cinemas and TV in 2012 to help keep decades-old wartime memories fresh.
More recently, an anti-Japanese war drama finally managed to step over the line and get temporarily taken off the air after viewers complained about a scene showing a female character concealing a suicide bomb in her crotch.
We can only assume that there will be no crotch bomb scenes in the war dramas that will fill our airwaves next week, just some good, clean family entertainment. Exactly like those festive days leading up to Christmas where TV channels broadcast all the best holiday movies to get you in that jolly holiday spirit.
But, if you’d rather not waste your holiday inside, then give this Guangdong shooting range employing Japanese devils as targets a shot.