Wuhan, capital of central China’s Hubei province, has released the country’s first official standards for live-streaming organizations, forbidding women from wearing provocative clothing and imposing stricter rules on underage streamers.

The standards were released on Monday by the Hubei provincial government and Wuhan’s Software Industry Association. Female live-streamers are forbidden from wearing sexy uniforms as well as clothing deemed overly revealing, transparent, or flesh-colored and figure-hugging. The official press release did not define what is deemed to be revealing or inappropriate, nor did it mention clothing restrictions for male live-streamers.

According to the new rules, minors who live-stream by themselves must provide the ID card and residence permit of a guardian, as well as an application form signed by a parent. The rules came into effect on Tuesday according to state media Xinhuanet (in Chinese), a website affiliated with state-owned media outlet Xinhua.

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Bailey Hu is based in China’s hardware capital, Shenzhen. Her interests include local maker culture, grassroots innovation and how tech shapes society, as well as vice versa.