Reader comments are listed below. Comments are currently closed and new comments are no longer being accepted. I wonder if 'P. Summers' lives in China, like I do? Chinese language is precise? He must not know, as I have experienced it for four years. It's 'beautiful,' yes, but very imprecise as the culture belies. Even with the most simple matters, it takes two Chinese people a very long time to communicate what they mean. Chinese language may be poetic, but not precise!
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Pornography in China is strictly prohibited under Chinese criminal law. Those producing, disseminating, or selling sexually explicit material may be sentenced to life imprisonment. There is an ongoing campaign against "spiritual pollution", the term referencing the Chinese Communist party 's Anti-Spiritual Pollution Campaign of Although pornography is illegal, it is available via the Internet. Chinese authorities have closed down many pornographic services in recent years, but an ongoing cat and mouse game between the two has led providers and users to find other ways to share adult content, both self-made and pirated from other pornographic film studios. In this aspect the development of the nation's online porn industry reflects the overall development of China's Internet. Internet pornography was outlawed in China in , when the authorities issued guidelines requiring that all websites remove any pornographic material. The first pornographic websites appeared in China before sites like YouPorn and Pornhub became popular in the West.
Nineteen Chinese Websites, including search engine rivals Google and Baidu, have posted online apologies Tuesday after accusations from an Internet watchdog of being slow to delete porn and erotic materials or disable links to pornographic sites. Zhou Xiaopeng, spokesman of Sina, a major Chinese portal at the epicenter of the scandal, said "the Website has realized the seriousness of the case and we felt it was necessary to write the letter to our users. Other major portal Websites including Sohu, Netease and Tencent, have made public apologies in statements on Tuesday, unanimously promising to step-up efforts to filter obscene contents.
Pornography is strictly forbidden in China. But while forbidding porn is one thing, actually getting rid of it is quite another, especially when users have social media, cloud-based services, and new payment methods at their disposal. The year saw the birth of a few big albeit ill-fated services in the country, including 99 Erotica Forum and Erotica Juneday. Some such sites are still hanging on, but many have disappeared. The business model for these services in China is quite simple.