From the AP via The San Jose Mercury News :
BEIJING – Chinese government advisers meeting in Beijing this week have some weighty matters to discuss: blocking Taiwan’s formal independence, alleviating dire poverty in the countryside. And lip synching.
Ma Bomin, an official with Shanghai’s municipal radio, film and television administration, likens the practice of performers pretending to sing to selling fake goods. She wants to pass a law making it a crime for a performer to do so without first notifying audience members.
“Fake singing is no different from trading in fakes. It should be resolutely boycotted and shunned,” Ma was quoted as saying in Saturday’s Beijing News.