How things have changed in China. The following article was written by the Daily Telegraph correspondent in Beijing in 1982:
An official Chinese newspaper yesterday published a letter from an irate railway worker complaining that too many advertisements featured attractive women with outstanding figures. Such “titillating illustrations” were very unsuitable, the worker said.
He went on: “One paper carried an advert for a type of cloth material which included a curvaceous woman with flowing hair standing on one side intentionally emphasizing her prominent breasts. If all adverts were like this, the effect on public morals would certainly not be good.”
Advertising returned to China three years ago after two decades of being banned as a bourgeois capitalist practice.