Good nudity, bad nudity, we saw it all and then some in 2015.
10) Hangzhou couples take “Naked Wedding” concept literally
In March, a total of 10 couples from Hangzhou took part in an eye-catching wedding ceremony. Technically, the term “naked wedding” refers to a marriage born from love without the material prerequisite of financial security, normally shown by the purchasing of a house and car.
In this case, it refers to couples tying the knot in underwear and body paint. Adventuresome, certainly, but we’ve seen more before:
9) Chongqing nude swimming enthusiasts skinny dip without fear into the freezing waters of the Yangtze
If swimming naked in freezing cold waters alongside nude old men is your kind of thing, you simply can’t beat Chongqing.
8) Naked dude tries to take a cab home, ends up in police custody
It’s a situation many Chinese may be able to sympathize with: head out for a few glasses of baijiu and KTV with the lads, then wind up in an embarrassing state some hours later. However, most won’t share quite the same level of regret as this Nanjing man, who tried to taxi home sans-clothes, yet only managed to get a ride to the local police station.
7) 5 men arrested after protesting naked outside Hunan court
Another sure way of getting arrested while naked, protesting.
In June, a group of men stripped down to their bare asses and protested outside the gates of the Hunan Provincial Higher People’s. The spectacle lasted all of 20 minutes before court police came out and arrested the men (after persuading them to put their clothes back on, of course).
6) Chengdu man taken away by rescue team after swinging from tree naked
More than 100 Chengdu police, firefighters and emergency personnel had to be called in to get this nude guy with a history of mental illness down from a tree in what ended up being a four-hour rescue operation.
5) Sichuan artist sparks controversy after painting daughter in the nude
Renowned Sichuan-born painter Li Zhuangping had this to say about his controversial collection of oil paintings starring his nude daughter:
I’ve never looked at the matter from an ethical point of view. After I got approval from my wife and daughter, we began working together. When we were working on the painting, neither of us felt a bit of awkward. Actually, it was no different than when I gave her a bath in her childhood.
4) Uproar ensues after nude shots by Chinese tourists on Malaysian beach leak online, local police arrest 1
In October, Malaysian police arrested one Chinese national in connection with a set of viral nude photos, allegedly taken on a tropical island off the coast of the diving haven of Semporna in the prudish Sabah state, featuring naked men and topless women posing in the shallow waters of the beach.
The Malaysian district officer said they would enlist the help of Interpol to identify the people in the photograph, but none of the other criminals have been brought to justice.
3) Hong Kong girl makes naked bungee jump in Thailand, local residents furious
A girl from Hong Kong stirred up some serious controversy in Thailand earlier this year by bungee jumping naked at a tourist spot in Chiang Mai. Though, we have to assume that not everyone was all that mad about it.
2) Photographer’s sexy Forbidden City photo shoot stirs controversy
Meanwhile, nudity also struck the very center of China over the summer with a viral series of photos starring a female model wearing little to no clothing posing inside the ancient Forbidden City.
Staff spent nearly a month “gathering evidence” about the shoot, perusing images of the panty-less woman straddling the head of an ancient marble dragon, and eventually submitted their findings to the proper authorities.
1) Sex tape filmed in Beijing UNIQLO dressing room goes viral
In what was likely the most viral video of 2015, a couple filmed themselves having sex in the fitting room of a Beijing Uniqlo shop. After being uploaded onto WeChat, the video quickly became the top trending topic everywhere.
WE LEAVE YOU WITH THIS…
NAKED SUSHI at Shenyang auto show: Cars? What cars? Attendees at the 14th Shenyang International Car Exhibition tuck in to free food served on semi-naked female models while checking out the, uh, hardware below.>>> http://shst.me/nakedsushi
Posted by Shanghaiist on Wednesday, July 1, 2015