What's behind China's crackdown on Story of Yanxi Palace and other period dramas

Zhejiang satellite TV station took Chinese drama Story Of Yanxi Palace off air from Jan 29, Duowei magazine reported. PHOTO: STARHUB
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In a scene in Chinese drama Story Of Yanxi Palace, Emperor Qianlong chances upon an opera which depicts two women in love.

He rushes to the chambers of the Empress, who, some palace maids whisper, is uncommonly close to a concubine.

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