China Bans Bra, Underwear, Sex Toy Ads

Not sure if I've categorized this correctly:

Things we take for granted are being eliminated in China. Check out this link:

China has banned television and radio ads for push-up
bras, figure-enhancing underwear and sex toys in the communist
government's latest move to purge the nation's airwaves of what it
calls social pollution.

Regulators have already targeted ads using crude or suggestive
language, behavior, and images, tightening their grip on television and
radio a few weeks ahead of a twice-a-decade Communist Party congress at
which some new senior leaders will be appointed.

The latest move by the State Administration of Radio, Film and
Television, or SARFT, also bans advertisements for sexual aids such as
tonics that claim to boost performance in bed.

The notice indicated that regulators were concerned about both
lascivious imagery and outrageous or insupportable claims about some
products' benefits or effectiveness.

"Illegal 'sexual medication' advertisements and other harmful ads pose
a grave threat to society," said the SARFT notice, issued in the past
week and posted on the administration's Web site.

"They not only seriously mislead consumers, harm the people's health,
pollute the social environment, and corrupt social mores, but also
directly harm the credibility of public broadcasting and affect the
image of the Communist Party and the government," the notice said.

China has already also issued strict rules for TV talent shows,
including the banning of "American Idol"-style mass audience voting by
mobile phone text message or the Internet.

A few weeks ago, SARFT ordered 11 radio shows off the air in southern
and central China for talking too explicitly about sex or for
broadcasting material of an "extreme pornographic nature."

Regulators have also banned television shows about cosmetic surgery and
sex changes, and a talent show that they deemed coarse.

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"I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!" *

They're gonna miss out on the new Victoria's Secret ads. Heidi Klum will be soooo pissed...

But seriously - It's not as bad as Myanmar cutting off the Internet, so they could kill their priests in private. [Or as bad as Tiananmen Square in China, in 1989].

Odd how China has/had sex toy ads on TV and radio, etc. We in the USA don't have that.... [unless it's on cable].

It may only be temporary (in China, that is), because they seem to cracking down for a big party meeting to determine who runs what parts of the country, which is in a few weeks. Probably 3-4 months from now, the sex toy ads will re-appear. (Of course that does depend on who they select for the leadership)....

L8r, Allan

* Captain Renault, in Casablanca