Our post on China's "Tiger mom" phenomenon was illustrated with that above picture; it's the Jeep Wrangler Dragon Design Concept at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show, accompanied by a booth professional. The model – her, not the Jeep – made a fair few friends in the Autoblog Comments section, but it turns out she and her kind attracted the ire of the Chinese authorities.

The Capital Ethics Development Office gave the Beijing show organizers a caning because the "scantily clad" models had "a negative social impact," and the show was warned not to let "such vulgar publicity" occur again. There's a lot of room between that leather bustier and a burqa, however, so all's not lost for next year's show in Shanghai.

Scroll down to watch the Bloomberg video on the matter.

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      Whet's the matter with you Chinese Government? What are you? Gay? O.o :P
      • 3 Years Ago
      Now the Chinese govt. can return to the "positive social impact" of forced sterilizations and abortions.
      Love Great Danes
      • 3 Years Ago
      its a Jeep for goodness sake. You take it off road drive through the woods cross streams, you are bound to see a beaver soon or later.
      Carbon Fibre
      • 3 Years Ago
      Scantily? Only saw one, and that would be the Jeep model cause the rest of the models on video were beautifully decent.
      Justin Robertson
      • 3 Years Ago
      If that's what passes for scantily clad over there what does something like a bikini constitute?
      • 3 Years Ago
      But don't guys buy these cars to pick up chicks?
      • 3 Years Ago
      I bet they really don't care about the scantily clad women, but more about the free press every news site gives them when they say they do care.
      • 3 Years Ago
      China will concern itself with scant women will oppressing tibet...
      • 3 Years Ago
      I jes luv girls , but not when they distract or block my view of the latest puttmobile .
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      It's ok to rip off everyone's designs & ideas, make cars that crumple like cardboard accordions at the slightest impact, make illegal copies of DVDs and CDs, puto melamine in baby formula, deny people of basic human rights, be one of the worst polluters in the world, etc, but skimpy clothes are a no no.
      Big Squid
      • 3 Years Ago
      China: exporters of poison, cybercrime, and shoddy products, has an office with "ethics" in the name. I would laugh, except it isn't funny at all.
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