China Bans “Sexual Sounds” On Airwaves – Reuters
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 sex-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 SARFT notice. [Full Text]
- 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]