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By RobotGod     Sep 26, 2007 in Lifestyle
China has banned "sexually provocative sounds" on television and pulled the plug on a show reconstructing infamous crimes by women ahead of a major Communist Party meeting next month.
Yahoo reports that the order, which was issued by the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, is the latest in a raft of measures which have included axing reality shows that feature sex changes and plastic surgery and banning talent contests during prime-time.
"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," 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.
They also ordered an end to programs with titles that include the names of "sex-related drugs, products or medical institutions."
They are just no fun at all.
According to SARFT, a total of 1,466 advertisements that are worth 2 billion yuan ($246 million) in revenue had been stripped from China's airways since August.
Ever since launching a campaign to purify their state-controlled airways earlier in the year, the watchdog's edicts have gained fever pitch in recently, ahead of a meeting of the 17th Party congress. A five-yearly meeting where key government leaders are appointed and national policy is set for the next few years.
Earlier they urged the country's increasingly radical broadcasters to do away with vulgarity and bad taste in the pursuit of ratings in favor of providing more "inspiring" content with "socialist" values.
ummm..Ok.. C'mon China, get with the program already. The people want this stuff.
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