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China watchdog urges local authorities to 'seriously investigate' ad content

Monday 1 April 2019 | 07:55 CET | News
China's State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) has issued a public notice urging local authorities to "seriously investigate" advertisements involving political sensitivities and vulgar content, Reuters reports. SAMR called for increased scrutiny toward advertisements making guarantees or exaggerations about health foods and medicinal products, or promoting "risk-free or guaranteed interest financial investments". SAMR also called for investigation into ads that "create vile impacts on society". The regulator cited web portals, search engines, e-commerce sites, and small online

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