The register is reporting that China is about to take measures to clamp down on lip-synching:
China’s ministry of culture has announced a clampdown on miming professional musos, marking an end to lip-synching and fake guitar strumming…
…the new regs will not affect amateur performers such as Lin Miaoke, who famously mimed Ode to the Motherland at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics.
The ministry’s Sun Qiuxia said it would first “consult with the public over the next few weeks, before agreeing final details of new rules on commercial performances”.
Nator, in case you were worried, the new regulations will not apply to Air guitar, so we are definitely still on for next Friday!