The Shanghai Auto Show banned female models and automakers responded with dancers and fresh-faced young women holding tablet computers.

Organizers of China's biggest auto show announced in February that models in slinky dresses who usually adorn the stands of some auto brands would be banned. It said it wanted visitors to focus on cars.

The use of female models at Chinese auto shows already had dwindled as automakers tried to set themselves apart. But the show's decision comes as China's government under President Xi Jinping increases efforts to crack down on prostitution, online pornography and what it considers racy or improper programming on TV.

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