China Bans “Sexual Sounds” On Airwaves – Reuters

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China’s State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT; 国家广播电影电视总局 ) continues it’s pre-Party Congress crackdown with the shuttering of a female crime reconstruction show and a wholesale ban on -related advertisements. From Reuters:

“Sexually suggestive advertisements and scenes showing how women are influenced into a life of crime are detrimental to society,” it said in a statement posted on its Web site on Wednesday, referring to its decision to axe “Red Question Mark” (红问号), a crime documentary.

“Commercials containing sexually provocative sounds or tantalizing language as well as vulgar advertisements for breast enhancement and female underwear are banned, effective immediately,” said the notice. [Full Text]

Further reading:

  • The central government’s take on Red Question Mark (Xinhua via People’s Daily).
  • Chinese report on the ban on “eight types of sex-related ads” (Xinhua via Beijing Times).

[Image: Screen grab from preview of an episode of “Red Question Mark,” via ku6.com]

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