Chinese director Xie Fei says country's censorship 'killing artistic exploration'
Award-winning Chinese director Xie Fei has accused his country's censorship rules of 'killing artistic exploration'.
In an open letter to authorities, Fei wrote that China's system 'long ago lost its real social, economic, ideological and cultural significance'.
He added that it "has only become a corrupt black spot for controlling the prosperity of the cultural and entertainment industry, killing artistic exploration and wasting administrative resources," the BBC reports.
According to the report, Xie urged censors to 'move from the current administrative review system to a rating system that allows for a self-governed and self-disciplined film industry, bound by legal restrictions and administrative supervision'.
Xie, who is a professor at Beijing Film Academy, also pointed out that China's 'current review system is not the rule by law, but the rule by man'.