China tira do ar show de calouros que atraía milhões

The authorities in China have told a TV station to stop broadcasting a popular show called Super Girl. The government often bans programmes it considers to be unsuitable.

Reportagem: Michael Bristow

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talent contest (concurso de talentos, programa de TV para calouros) TV competition for people who don't already work in show business but consider themselves to have the skills to become a famous performer

blast out (cantar com um voz poderosa) sing powerfully

tunes (músicas) songs

regulators (reguladores, pessoas cuja função é assegurar que certos padrões estão sendo cumpridos) people whose job is to make sure certain standards are met

lowbrow tone (um sentimento que não é inteligente nem sofisticado) feeling which is not intelligent or sophisticated

get themselves worked up (ficar chateado) become upset

taken a channel off air (tirar do ar um canal de TV, interromper a transmissão do sinal de um estação de TV) stop a TV station from broadcasting

as they put it (à medida em que eles explicam) as they explain

moral ethics (ética moral, um bom padrão de comportamento) a good standard of behaviour

housework (tarefas domésticas como lavar louça e cozinhar) tasks which need to be done in the home, like washing up and cooking