Chinese censor board has banned television drama with incest, same-sex relationships, sexual perversion, sexual assault, sexual abuse, sexual violence on screen.
According to CNN, the Chinese censor board has said that television shows shouldn't include story lines involving same sex relationships.
This new guideline was included in an eight-page document on "vulgar, immoral and unhealthy content," which was posted on the website of the China Television Drama Production Industry Association and dated December 31.
Recently, a popular same-sex drama "Addicted Heroin" was pulled from online streaming websites, causing protest on social medua.
The guidelines also stated extramarital affairs, one-night stands and underage love not allowed.
"No television drama shall show abnormal sexual relationships and behaviors, such as incest, same-sex relationships, sexual perversion, sexual assault, sexual abuse, sexual violence, and so on," it states.
The new policy has not been accepted by China's gay community, which says the guidelines are out of step with a country beginning to accept same-sex relationships.
According to a Gay activist, Chen Qiuyan, "Who are these high-up creeps identifying same-sex (relationships) as abnormal? They have no common sense."
In 2001, homosexuality was removed from the official list of mental illnesses for clinical treatment in China.