Moreover, in the 1990s when the Ministry of National Defense abolished the drama teams of the three armed forces, Peking Opera has long since lost the sights that were hard to get a ticket decades ago. The loss of original audiences (predominantly from ethnic groups in other provinces) and the changes in
Entertainment habits of existing popular database audiences have led to the decline of this once prosperous art form. Compared with the contempt and indifference of government departments to operas such as Gezi Opera and Puppet Opera before the lifting of the martial law,
The establishment of a public-sector-run Peking Opera troupe at a time when ordinary military and civilians no longer valued Peking Opera, in the eyes of supporters, is "right". In the eyes of opponents, the “cultivation of traditional art” is nothing but the practice of cultural policy in the legacy of the party-state’s authoritarianism.