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TechKatz    3
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Since QQSRX and other programs on Phoenix TV got shut down recently I'm a bit at a loss. Can anyone recommend similar talk shows that mainly focus on current affairs/general discussion? 

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imron    3,680
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I can't believe they shut it down!  That's a huge loss for Chinese learners.

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roddy    3,564
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Is it shut down, or no longer available in China?

 

Disappointing either way. Significant backward step. 

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roddy    3,564
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It's all just reasons to move to Taiwan. 

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StChris    349
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I too now have a 锵锵三人行-sized hole in my Chinese studying routine, so any suggestions for alternatives would be greatly appreciated.

 

As a long-term viewer, their choice of topics always seemed pretty non-political to me. If even something as innocuous as 锵锵三人行 is considered threatening enough to ban, that definitely makes me less sanguine about  the future of the media in China in general. At least the statement does include the words 暂时停搏 and 后会有期, which does indicate that it will be back soon in some form or another.

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roddy    3,564
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I wouldn't bet on it. At the very least the financial proposition has changed massively. Might be worth keeping an eye on where else the presenters turn up...

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realmayo    1,485
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Just got wechatted about this news.

 

Just another reason to think that in say 10 years time westerners could be very unwelcome in China. Ought to make the most of it while we still can.

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Can anyone recommend similar talk shows that mainly focus on current affairs/general discussion? 

 

There is 圆桌派, with the same host at 锵锵三人行, and several of the same guests, which started its season two not long ago: it's made by youku rather than phoenix. I've no idea if it's still running but currently the episodes are available on youku. http://list.youku.com/show/id_z3127efbfbd11250911ef.html

But anyway it's by no means a daily broadcast.

 

Surely there should be some stuff we can find from Taiwan. Quick scan of youtube and the best I've found so far is 看板人物 which isn't ideal.

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