New TV New se­ries se­ries fo­cusesto fea­tureon fight ‘tigers against and graft­flies’

China Daily (Canada) - - TOP NEWS - By CAO YIN caoyin@chi­nadaily.com.cn

In the past three years, cor­rup­tionAChi­nese hasTV dra­maled­toseri­es­the down­fall­base­don ofthea­coun­try’sseriesof fight­of­fi­cial­sagain­stat provin­cial­cor­rup­tiono­rand­min­is­te­rial onother­po­lit­i­cal­level,in­clud­ingde­vel­op­mentsZhouis Yongkang,poised­tochal­lengeth­e­formerthe­p­op­u­lar­ity se­cu­ri­tyof chief,ofthe USwho­hit­wasHous­esen­tencedCards. to life in prison in JuneThe newlast se­ries,year In­forthe Namegraft, abuse­ofthe Peo­ple,of­pow­eris pro­ducedand­dis­clos­ing bythe StateSupremes­e­crets.Peo­ple’sProcu­ra­torate’s

Be­sidesFilmthe and“tigers”,Tele­vi­sion­cor­rup­tionCen­ter.Ita­mongfea­ture­sof­fi­cialsabout100at low­er­role­san­dlevel,is­bein­gor “fi­flies”,lmed with­will fea­ture­abud­getinofthe120se­ries.mil­lion yuan ($18.46“Forex­am­ple,mil­lion). a fig­ure that is Fan­foundZi­wen,to­havedeputy200 di­rec­tormil­lion yuanofthe($cen­ter,30mil­lion)saidit isinthe­cash­fir­stat home­do­mes­tic— based­pro­duc­tionon­re­al­i­ty­to­por­tray— will aap­pearS­tate-lev­elin the­gov­ern­mentshows,” Fanof­fi­cial­said.as a vil­lain, mak­ing it a top­icTo of­vivid­ly­heatedand­de­bate.ac­cu­rately re­flec­tThe se­riesju­di­cial­has­bod­ies’at­tractedan­ti­cor­rup­tion­widespread­work,at­ten­tion,ZhouMeisen as thetopic pros­e­cut­ing­fad­ed­fro­mau­thor­i­tiesTVscreen­sand of­said­cor­rup­tionhe had­vis­it­ed­large­lyin re­duc­tion­had­dis­cus­sion­s­thenum­ber­with pris­on­sChi­naafterto the­con­duct­medi­awatch­dogin­ter­views.in­orderedHeal­soa pros­e­cu­tor­sof­suchshowsandin cor­rupt2004. of­fi­cials serv­ing pris­onZ­house­n­tences.Meisen,screen­writer forHetheap­plaud­ed­newseries, the­said such­firm step­spro­duc­tion­staken to­have­fight­not graft,been say­ingscreenedth­is­for in­spiredadecade hi­mamid­toa join­na­tion­wide­the­p­ro­duc­tion­in­crease team­in­morecom­mer­cialthey­for the se­ries. shows. But haveXin­huareap­pearedNews with­A­gen­cythe re­porte­d­in­tro­duc­tion­inSeptem­berofin­ten­si­fiedthat Pres­i­den­t­ef­fort­stofightXi cor­rup­tion.Jin­ping­men­tionedFan Hous­e­said, “Au­di­ences­dur­ing­willof Cards an­ot­speech­seethe­in­faceSeat­tle,ofthe­say­ing‘tiger’, tha­torS­tate-China’slevel­of­fi­fight­cial, bu­ta­gain­stonly cor­rup­tion­hearhisvoice.”is­based on both de­sire­take­tothe­fight­lead­graft,role­sandin is theAc­tors­gov­ern­men­tLuYian­dandZhang­peo­ple’sFengyithe not­series,as­trug­gle­which­has­for­com­plet­ed­power,as de­pict­ed­filmin­gandintheis USat se­ries.the­p­ost­pro­duc­tion

Wang Qis­han,stage. head­Itwillof­be­ginthe Com­mu­nistair­inglaterthisPar­tyyear.of China Cen­tralFan­saidCom­mis­sioni­tis­be­ing­shown­forDis­ci­pline tore­flect­theIn­spec­tion,cen­tral­lead­er­ship’sthe­coun­try’s and­dis­ci­plinary­the­mea­sures­fight­rec­om­mended cor­rup­tion watch­dog,tak­en­hasto thesinceUS se­ri­es­the18thtodis­ci­plinary Na­tion­alCon­gres­sof­fi­cer­soft­he­manyCom­mu­nist­times, PhoenixPar­tyof Chi­naWeek­lyin re­port­ed­late2012.inIt De­cem­ber­al­so­por­trays2013.anti-graft work at home­Chi­ne­se­andabroad.writer Zhang PingIn the­said:past“Manythree TVyears,se­ri­escor­rup­tion are ei­ther­has bas­e­dledto theon down­fal­largu­ments­down­fallof aa­mongseries of­fam­i­lies,of­fi­cials orat are­provin­cialscienceor min­is­te­ri­al­fic­tion­shows.level, We’rein­cludingea­gerZhoutoYongkang,seeanewthe se­ries­former se­cu­ri­ty­on­cor­rup­tionchief,whoafter­was such­sen­tenceda­long­to­time.”lifein prison in JuneFrom­last yearJan­uary­for­graft,2015abuseto Mar­chof­pow­erthisand dis­clos­ingyear,ap­pli­ca­tions States­e­crets.to pro­duce seven TV se­riesBe­sidesabouttheanti-“tigers”,cor­rup­tion­cor­rup­tion mea­surescor­rup­tion­a­mong­w­ere­of­fi­filed­cials with­at­low­erthe Statelevel, orAd­min­is­tra­tion“flies”,willfea­ture ofin Press,the­series.Publi­ca­tion, Ra­dio, Film“Fo­ran­dex­am­ple,Tele­vi­sion.afig­ure that is Li­foundJing­shen,to­havedi­rec­tor200mil­lionofthe au­thor­ity,yuan($30 said­mil­lion)itis­in­re­quired­cashat to­home­pro­duce—base­datleas­ton two­re­al­i­ty­films— and­will ap­pearup­tothree­intheTVshows,”se­riesFanon the­said.anti-graft fight each year.

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