|Body sushi originated in Japan and soon has spreaded throughout the world, including China. (file photo)|
The State Administration of Industry and Commerce issued a notice over the weekend banning meals served on naked bodies, a Beijing
newspaper reported Sunday.
The notice officially canceled the service offered by a restaurant in southwestern China that served sushi on unclothed female university students.
The Saturday pronouncement forbids the service because it "insults people's moral quality," the Beijing Times said. Serving food on women's bodies also "spreads commercial activity with poor culture," the paper said, citing the administration's notice.
In April 2004, Chinese media reported that the Hefeng Village Huaishi Cuisine Restaurant in Kunming, capital of Yunnan Province, was serving sushi and other Japanese food on two naked university students as they lay on their backs.