Chinese Television Grows Racy, and Gets a Chaperon

A contestant left the stage after failing to win a date on the popular Chinese television program “If You Are the One.” The show has been toned down.

Li Bibo and Edy Yin contributed research.

“We’ve had more restrictions on expressions on the show, to eliminate remarks that could have negative social impact,” the wiry Mr. Wang, 45, said one morning as dozens of screens flickered behind him in a control room here in Jiangsu Province. Then...

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