The Beijing Administration for Industry and Commerce said complaints over direct-sales television commercials soared from one in 2004 to 451 last year, the China Daily newspaper said.
SARFT and the State Administration of Industry and Commerce jointly issued a statement on Wednesday announcing the ban on radio and television ads for such products that exaggerate results from next month, according to the AP.
The paper said that a random survey of China's 53 television channels on Wednesday afternoon showed that 18 of them were broadcasting such commercials, but gave no specifics.
Russian President Vladimir Putin got the West worried again by signing Decree No. 915. The news did not produce any public effect in Russia