A futuristic time-travel device is what every scientist dreams of discovering. Traveling back and forth in time is also the basis of the best sci-fi movies and TV shows of all time. Unfortunately, movies such as “The Butterfly Effect”, “Star Trek”, “The Terminator” and many other are effectively banned in China since March, 2011.
In 2011 the Chinese government issued brand new censorship laws which prohibit the television industry from producing and releasing shows that feature time-travel. The communist party in rule wants the people to obey the law and promoting something which could potentially change the course of history is absolutely forbidden. Reincarnation, a variety of superstitions, the total lack of positive thoughts and higher meaning in movies is also completely banned. The new guide rules for scriptwriters and film directors were issued by the State Administration of Radio Film and Television (SARFT).
SARFT reports directly to the Chinese government and has the authority to pull the plug on any program that broadcasts illegal time-travel movies.