Discussion » Beijing Life » Blocking Advertisements is the only way to reduce

  • A.w
    A.w wrote:
    <p><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;">This article announces that the Beijing government will punish all companies who issue advertisements with luxurious adjectives from Apr.15th.&nbsp; The penalty will be $4500 USD.&nbsp; The local government explains that all luxurious words that glorify &ldquo;hedonism&rdquo; and &ldquo;spiritual emptiness&rdquo;, and will increase the gap between rich and poor.&nbsp; All those words are classified as &ldquo;bad words.&rdquo;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;">My friends told me that last year when she visited Paris, she walked on the street near a &ldquo;Louis Vuitton&rdquo; shop, many people asked her, &ldquo;Are you Chinese?&nbsp; Can you buy two LV bags for me? &rdquo;.&nbsp; The LV shop limits Chinese citizens to buy two bags for each passport.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;">Blocking advertisements the only way?&nbsp; The high-class luxury companies usually never use "bad words" in their Ads.&nbsp; I feel that the more you block, the more crazy people will be.&nbsp; </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;">On one hand, the government tries hardly to stimulate consumption, promote an economic growth, but on the other hand, they try to control it.&nbsp; Where is the balance?</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;">Link(Chinese):<a href="http://luxury.qq.com/a/20110413/000005.htm">http://luxury.qq.com/a/20110413/000005.htm</a></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
  • 随便叫兽
    随便叫兽 wrote:

    This proletarian approves, but expresses doubts that it will do anything at all besides fill government coffers. Should we call this a tax rather than a penalty?

  • Amalie Sæverud

    be nicer to the gold digger

  • Amalie Sæverud

    or a er nai

  • Amalie Sæverud

    or a three nai

  • Amalie Sæverud

    let the rich kids bleed

  • Stine Ekren
    Stine Ekren wrote:

    no kidding at all,it does make sense...u forgot  the media have a  tremendous strength that can drivie people crazy? u forgot the" salt rush "happened a few weeks ago?

  • Siliconfish
    Siliconfish wrote:

    原文在这里,The original article is:


    想找到他们引用的说奢侈相关词语会导致 享乐主义 和 精神空虚 的这个政府网站的网址,谁知道——?
    Still checking on the authenticity of -- "The municipal government says on its website that such words induce hedonism and spiritual emptiness."

    Which municipal government website?ANYONE KNOWS?

  • Stine Ekren
    Stine Ekren wrote:

    but by blocking the advertisement cannot reduce the gap between rich and poor,unless the government spend their money  on helping the enterprises to make more money and boost investment to increase the domestic demand instead of increase the input on China's Midwest highway infrastructure construction where barely can see any cars running there which make those rich no where to invest instead lavishly buying villa there and other luxury goods...

  • A豆腐
    A豆腐 wrote:

    [...]  Some are born to sweet delight,
    Some are born to endless night  [...]

    what´s wrong with that?

    ohh yes, rebellion of slaves , so better they don´t realize of their power to change the things. better give them a shitty education, tv programs, additions and full their heads with false promises of prosperity and equality, and of course garnish all this with many anthems. 

  • Stine Ekren
    Stine Ekren wrote:

    sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing, it is just fate...

    but life is generous to those who persue their destiny~

  • 叮噹叔叔 (令狐叮噹)


    Hahahahahaha ... again, if this is true (or already is?), it is another example of how "stupid" the government is ... trying to "save" the general public  by blocking or censoring "what they presume to be bad" for them, instead of teaching them how to make decision ..

  • Brusch
    Brusch wrote:

    Makes as much sense as fighting starvation by forbidding hunger.

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