Sunday, August 21, 2005

Very conservative China

Do you find anything offensive about the pictures above? The 28 year old Chinese chick above actually risked being put in the slammer because she posted these "suggestive" photos in her blog.

Wired News reports:

She is seen as a pioneer pushing the boundaries of traditional media controls but in the process has become a target of government censors in the tightly controlled country.

Sister Furong started the craze by posting pictures of herself -- draped back-down over a stone ball, bent at the knees with her chest thrust out suggestively and in other poses -- on internet bulletin boards of two top Beijing universities to which she had tried but failed to gain entrance.

The shots, and accompanying captions and passages she wrote proclaiming her own beauty and talent, became a campus sensation.

But when her cult status began to sweep the whole country, Beijing stepped in.

"They've cracked down on me," Sister Furong, a 28-year-old girl next door whose real name is Shi Hengxia, told Reuters.

In late July, authorities told the country's top blog host to move Furong-related content to low-profile parts of the site. Her pictures can still be found online, but links to them and chatrooms about her have disappeared from the front pages of major web portals.

I guess commies can conduct genetic matching to make their army and athletes bigger and stronger, but they can't let their women look "immodest" in the internet. Apparently, tanks running over student activists is allowed, but not picture of women posing "inappropriately."

God, I'm so lucky that I live in a democratic country--oops! Did I say democracy? I meant anarchy.
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