Which should at least ensure that our Friday nights out are slap-free. From the North Korea Times, a piece about censorship:
China has launched a crackdown on unhealthy postings on the Internet, targeting sites that feature user-generated content and are popular among young people. The campaign aims to clean up blogs, photos, and audio and video clips that contradict social morality and Chinese traditional virtues, the South China Morning Post reported Wednesday. … Beijing site Tom Online said it would have to delete about 40 percent of user postings and 20 percent of user photographs. Spokesman Rico Ngai said the posts were sexually suggestive, though not pornographic.
Marc van der Chijs, co-founder of Toodou.com, a Shanghai video-sharing site popular with teens, said there was a clear cultural generation gap in China. “The younger people live in a different world than the politicians do. They like to show off more than the older generation”, he said.
Maybe Marc hasn’t seen as many old government bigwigs zooming around in their government-plated and army-plated (and tax payer-paid) Mercedes SLKs/BMW X5s/Audi A8s as we have. Although we do of course agree with the first sentence.
So no “sexually suggestive” material eh? Fair enough, we’ll just stick to extolling traditional Chinese virtues … as soon as someone reminds us what they are.
Also on Shanghaiist:
LOTS MORE SEX IN THE SEX ARCHIVES