China is launching a nationwide crackdown on sexually suggestive video and audio products, in the latest effort by government censors to curb content considered to be in bad taste.
During the three-month campaign, audio and video producers should stop making “vulgar” products and recall those that are already on the market, China’s General Administration of Press and Publication said.
“Some of the video and audio products are coarsely made, containing materials of bad taste,” the regulator said in a notice on its Web site.
The questionable material includes suggestive language and partially nude images used to promote sales, it said.
Spot checks will be conducted throughout the country and companies that continue to make and sell the prohibited products will be punished, it said.