Showgirls cover up at Shanghai

RICHARD BLACKBURN
Last updated 08:23 23/04/2013
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Promotional girls at this year's Shanghai motor show have returned to more modest outfits after a government crackdown on skimpy clothes at recent motor shows in China.

The government issued a reprimand to the organisers of last year's Chengdu motor show after a number of near-nude models created mayhem in the crowd.

That reprimand followed a similar cover-up order for the Beijing show earlier in the year.

But this year's Shanghai motor show was a more sedate affair. While models still favoured plunging necklines and short skirts, there were none of the see-through blouses and exposed skin of last year.

Motor shows around the world are drawing criticism for their continued use of promotional girls, with critics suggesting the long established practice of having pretty girls on show stands is archaic and sexist.

-Fairfax Media Australia

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