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July 26, 2005

Singers involved in lip-synching to be punished

Xinhua (China):

China will severely punish any firm or singer involved in lip-synching, according to the newly revised Administrative Regulations Governing Commercial Art Performances. The regulations stipulate that any firms or individuals who deceive audiences by creating conditions for singers to lip-synch will be exposed.

The business licenses of performances organizing companies and art troupes will be revoked if their wrong-doing is laid bare twice within two years. The business licenses of singers whose lip-synching is laid bare for the second time within two years will be withdrawn as well. "To make a lot of money, some companies always make an overstatement about the performances in order to cheat audiences into the theaters, but the audiences feel they are fooled after seeing the performances," the regulations say.

To guard against such illegal practices, the new regulations explicitly state that no names of commercial performances are allowed to be proceeded with such words as "China", "Chinese", "national" or "international". All advertisements for commercial performances must be authentic, lawful and free of any misguiding and cheating, the regulations say.

You know maybe this isn't such a bad idea...

Posted by acapnews at July 26, 2005 10:01 PM