Shanghai: 3-year ban for artists on drugs
SHANGHAI has announced entertainers caught doing drugs will be banned from all performances for at least three years, reported news website paper.cn on Wednesday.
The authorities are taking a tough stand against narcotics abuse, especially against entertainers, after several scandals hit the headlines last year.
According to the regulations, entertainers caught doing drugs cannot be invited by any organisation to take part in public performance or entertainment shows. Any work done by them - movies, TV dramas, radio shows and commercials - will not be broadcast during this period.
In April, a story emerged that a film producer was asking actors to undergo a drug test before signing them up for the project to avoid potential financial risks.
CHINA DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK