According to the newly revised Regulations Governing Commercial Art Performances, no company or individual is allowed to stage performances which run counter to the basic principles of China’s Constitution, jeopardize national unity and security, sovereignty and territorial integrity or infringe upon national interests.
The regulations state that no performances are allowed to stir up hatred or discrimination among different ethic groups, encroach upon the customs and habits of ethnic minorities or hurt their feelings.
The performances must not disrupt social order and stability, ruin the fine cultural traditions of the Chinese nation, spread pornography, superstition or violence, or infringe upon people’s legitimate rights.
Performances are not allowed to be cruel and harmful to actors both physically and and mentally.
No performances are allowed to solicit audiences using the physical deformities of actors, the regulations state.