China has relaxed a bit since: for a while, one film fan had a blog called Research Centre for Nipples in Chinese Films.
However, prudishness has revived in recent years.
The nude scene in Titanic, a Hollywood film, was screened intact in China in 1998, for example, but removed from the 3D version released in 2012. Heaving bosoms have been blacklisted too: in the past year two popular TV dramas have been forced to re-edit shots that include plunging necklines and to zoom in on the actresses' faces instead (movies involving such filming techniques are referred to scathingly as big-head ones).
Online streaming sites, which previously had often succeeded in escaping the censors' attention, are coming under closer scrutiny.
Moral strictures are not applied equally.
Regulators warn against displaying excessive drinking, smoking and other bad habits, for example, yet smoking is routine on Chinese screens.
One blockbuster released in 2015, Gone with the Bullets, had to delay its premiere, probably because it had to adjust some of its sexually suggestive content. But it featured 45 smoking scenes—around one every three minutes.
Tolerance for violence is higher than it is for sex, perhaps because so much of what passes for entertainment on TV and in cinemas is in fact propaganda relating to the war against the Japanese and the party's bloody rise to power. Such historical gore is mostly given a clean pass (although some anti-Japanese war shows were reined in for being overly dramatic in 2013).
A Chinese film released in 2006, Curse of the Golden Flower, was given a rating in America that required those under 17 to be accompanied by an adult because of its violent scenes. But these scenes were left uncut when it was screened in China. Viewers were given no warning about them.
On TV The Patriot (Yue Fei), a popular historical drama, commonly features long fights with bloody swords, arrows through the heart and dripping corpses. It currently airs on one channel in the early afternoon (others show it at 7.35pm).
Censors more often pounce if the context is not related to China's military heroism.
A Japanese anime film, Attack on Titan, was pulled from the Shanghai film festival in June, probably because of its violent content.
A children's cartoon, Pleasant Goat and the Big, Big Wolf, a Chinese Tom and Jerry, was criticised by state media in 2013 for its vulgar language and violent images; they said that the wolf was assaulted with a frying pan over 9,500 times in his attempt to bring a sheep home for his wife to cook.
But there were no apparent objections to the gender stereotypes.
ADJ Something that is intact is complete and has not been damaged or changed. 完整无缺的
Customs men put dynamite in the water to destroy the cargo, but most of it was left intact.
1）. N-COUNT If someone is on a blacklist, they are seen by a government or other organization as being one of a number of people who cannot be trusted or who have done something wrong. 黑名单
A government official disclosed that they were on a secret blacklist.
2）. V-T If someone is blacklisted by a government or organization, they are put on a blacklist. 把…列入黑名单
He has been blacklisted since being convicted of possessing marijuana in 1969.
3. scathingly adv. 尖刻地；严厉地；伤害地。同义词：severely / bitingly