China allows Millionaire for charity

In accordance with a crackdown this month on reality shows and an edict from the government that TV stations must air uplifting programs, Chinese TV will air a special version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire. In this version, contestants will play for charity rather than for themselves.

The Chinese Millionaire will feature celebrities instead of regular folk, and the show's producer says that the name will likely be changed because 1 million yuan amounts to only $129,000. The show is set to premiere in May.

Reality shows are a popular staple of Chinese TV, but the government has deemed them vulgar and began a crackdown on them this month. Yesterday, the Chinese government issued a decree that TV shows need to be uplifing and inspiring.

In 2005, a Chinese version of The Apprentice derailed when US show star and executive producer Donald Trump had a falling out with his Hong Kong partner.

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Hello my name is Rochelle Washington. I was searching your sites to find contact info so I can through an idea out there. And yes the idea has to do with charity. I am going to began working for a wonderful woman named Sandra Murray. The Nurture Foundation, which is Sandra's baby, (TheNurtureFoundation.net) basically is just people helping people. We look for ways to raise money to help others. With a "Pay it forword" concept. Please check out the website. Anyway I love the show and many others. I've watched the Celebrity chairity shows and thought wouldn't it be great if contestants who are not famous, but have their own charities could come and play for a million! A week for local charities in America. To me not only would this be awesome for the different charities who are given this opportunity, but also for the show. I'm sure you know your audience also includes people who could use some sort of help in some sort of way. Millionaire Cares Week. I believe that the majority of us humans have a good heart. Speaking for myself this is a show I would want to watch. I would really feel that this phenomenal show would be letting their audience know that "We care about everyone". And just think about all the veiwers these charities can reach. It's a win win. I'm not sure who exactly will recieve this. But if someone can get back to me, even if it's to tell me that it's not a good idea I would really appreciate it. Thank you and have a good day. R.W.
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The Chinese may be onto something with "reality" shows, but Millionaire is a game show, after all. On the other hand, the Chinese did come up with the idea of "thought control" millennia ago.
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Communism, fantastic!!



Where every man and woman is the same!



Sounds pretty boring to me -_-
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communism, lol
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Why can't the British government be this strict and get rid of the rubbish like Big Brother that we have on our TV's.
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Communism at its finest!
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China is living a golden hera *_*
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