I don’t like “315 Night Show”
I don’t like CCTV’s “315 Night Show” (A night show promoting the message of cracking down on fake products). The reason is the same as I don’t like “Spring Festival Show”.
As I remember, in 1991, it is the first time CCTV launched “315 Night Show”. I was stunned… … I was stunned because I felt terrified. How could there be so many bad guys in such a “good socialist” society? I could not accept this reality. I was taught that socialism is good and capitalism is bad. But how could that kind of ugly phenomenon happened in our country?
Each year, I sit in front of TV set to watch this show. I open my eyes to look at those malicious businessmen. If I got a gun, I would kill them all. But after three years of watching in a row, I have lost interest in this program. CCTV gradually turns this program into a normal show misleading consumers to believe that they could be able to know about the fake and bad quality products on this day. Ironically, I can see that the more this program becomes influential, the more fake and bad quality products come out. In other words, this show fails to make any positive effect. Of course, a TV station, despite influential, could not have the same effect as legal system. In China, a country in which legal system could not take any effect, how could a TV station do that? Only on this day, CCTV feels determined to play the role of the upright official Justice Bao (包青天) to hold up its fodder chopper to decapitate “Chen Shimei” (a villain killed by Bao). In the rest of the 364 days, we don’t know where the Justice Bao is?
The “315 Night Show” is so influential because it involves many products consumed by a lot of people. Their qualities are also about life and death. Another reason is that only on this day does Justice Bao come out. Ordinary people are excited to see. It caters to Chinese long lasting psychology of seeking “Justice Bao”. They usually neglect building up awareness of legal rights. When problems happen, they expect a Justice Bao standing out. After I see this show deteriorating to “Weekly Quality Report” in “Focus”, I find it more and more boring. If “Zhangmi Paiyou” (a body slimming product) is bad quality product, why CCTV didn’t release the news to the public until that day? We also see some bad quality products advertising on CCTV. On the one hand, it condemns the fake products; on the other hand, it helps promote them. It is Janus-faced.
I hate the “315 Night Show” because I am worried that it becomes a backdoor deal, like the “Weekly Quality Report” in “Focus”. I have observed it for a long time. Apart from the topics selected by the seniors, they usually select topics like “picking up a persimmon” – choosing the soft one. For example, there is an incident happening in a remote area, CCTV would send a crew at a high cost to cover the story and release it to the public. They target those local cities or medium/small-sized enterprises. The scandalous events of provincial cities are rarely seen. Why? Many small places and enterprises don’t follow the rules. It is not that difficult to target on them. And they don’t have strong connection with the central government. Without high-ranking officials’ backup and money, CCTV does not need to be afraid of them. “Focus” could gain the reputation of justice and “speaking the truth”. Damn it! Bullying kids is not justice at all. After this kind of program comes out, there is a new rule of game. If you want to expose something, some people are sent to settle it down. A new round of corruption might happen because there are some interest groups there and they have to settle it down in private. At the very beginning, the “Weekly Quality Report” is exciting. But it changes gradually. Now like “Focus”, it becomes a game of interest and connection. This is the typical “justice corruption”.
I really hope that one day, the “315 Night Show” and “Weekly Quality Report” fail to continue. It would mean that the system of regulating and monitoring fake and bad quality products becomes mature and effective. That is the day when the legal system could work. As long as these programs have stories and are popular, I am still worried about buying.
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