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$7,329 to lip-synch in china

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BEIJING (Reuters) – Two Chinese singers have become the first people in the country to fall foul of new rules banning lip-synching nearly two years after widespread criticism of miming at the Beijing Olympics' opening ceremony.


The two young female singers were spotted lip-synching during a concert in southwestern China's Chengdu city last year, the official Xinhua news agency said on its website (http://www.xinhuanet.com).


"No signals were received from their microphones while the show was on," it quoted an official with the local government's cultural affairs office as saying.


The two have been fined 50,000 yuan ($7,329) each, Xinhua added.


China's feisty internet users frequently blame famous singers of short-selling their fans by lip-synching on stage.


But some have also wondered why these first fines were leveled against two almost unknown singers rather than more famous stars.


"Why do they choose to keep their eyes closed when it's a famous singer miming?" one commentator wrote on the website of the Beijing Daily.


Lip-synching, known as "fake singing" in Chinese, burst into the open during 2008's Beijing Olympics.


China's Olympic organizers were lambasted by Internet users and in the media after they admitted a nine-year-old girl lip-synched during the opening ceremony, in place of the real singer who was rejected because of her appearance.


The Culture Ministry then issued an edict formally banning lip-synching and threatened to revoke the performance licenses of repeat offenders.




**dont get me wrong, i dont give a shit about china or lip-synching.. but 7000 bucks damn, thats a fine and a half.**also not found in search

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"We were only back-up singers but we still have to pay 50,000 Yuan. We've begged the authorities to let us pay 25,000 Yuan now and then we will pay the rest in instalments over the next two years," she added.

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Damn they got shit all backwards

people weren't upset that the girl in the olypics was lip synching

they were upset the girl with the better voice was hidden because she wasn't 'pretty enough'


so they ban lip synching in the whole country?

WTF is goin on over there Jeebus?

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I'm guessing they're hot if they cant sing but sell tickets.

So I might help pay their fine if they both lip sync into my mic.

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