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ccharles000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 10:51 PM
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Chinese pop stars face $12,000 lip-synching fine
Two Chinese pop singers have fallen foul of a lip-synching ban, facing fines of up to $12,000 (7,400) for allegedly miming at a concert.

The firm that put on their 2009 show insists Yin Youcan and Fang Ziyuan are dancers and says it cannot find them.

Miming was banned in China after a girl was revealed to have lip-synched at the 2008 Beijing Olympics opening ceremony.

The actual singer, a seven-year old with crooked teeth, was not considered pretty enough to appear.

Instead a nine-year-old girl who was deemed to look more suitable mouthed along to a recording, charming a worldwide audience and earning the title of China's "smiling angel".

China was embarrassed by the revelations and authorities in the Chinese province of Sichuan now say Yin Youcan and Fang Ziyuan must pay the fines.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8476769.stm
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MadHound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 10:56 PM
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1. I like this idea!
We can suck so much money out of the bad pop music industry.
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KonaKane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 10:59 PM
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2. The Chinese learn more from the US every day.
Obviously they liked Millie Vanillie over there. Is it too late to send them Ashlee Simpson?
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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 11:00 PM
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3. Funny...
...Milli and Vanilli didn't LOOK Chinese...
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 11:03 PM
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4. Wow. That would destroy the careers of 95% of the women on the pop charts. Men are allowed to be
lousy singers.
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-26-10 12:17 AM
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5. Oh I like this...
Miming and Mimes are creepy!
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Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-26-10 12:26 AM
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6. Considering it's China, they are lucky not to get a bullet to the head.
Because China is such a regressive fucking shit-hole.

Not a big fan of lip-syncing, BTW.
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