Chinese dress up nudes to protest censorship


It is always hard to find out what precisely is going on the Chinese Internet, but certainly the news about another major crackdown on vulgar and pornographic content was depressing. These kinds of drastic actions are not so common in Hong Kong and seem to be out of place here. Still I was interviewed a few days ago by a journalist at Baptist University about a proposal by a HK parental organization to blacklist websites to protect youth from “falling more deeply into immoral behavior” (her words). Then today I read the news about Chinese protesters dressing up historical art nudes to criticize Beijing’s ongoing surveillance and censorship. Maybe this action and extensive list of submissions is a sign of relief? The Chinese war on netporn seems to be massive and neverending, but then it has made room for a sexy counter-culture.