China bans stars who have used drugs from national media

China’s media watchdog says that stars who have ever used drugs or visited prostitutes will be banned from state television and other media outlets.

The ban is meant to keep the industry healthy, reported China Daily.

The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television said recent cases had set a bad example for the country’s youth.

A series of celebrities including Jackie Chan’s son have been arrested on drug charges this year.

The Chinese government said celebrities who break the law should not be invited to appear in programmes, and transmission of their works should be suspended.

The ban also covers online media, film and publishing.

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