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Chinese police arrest 32 women for writing gay porn fiction

in CHINA, 22/03/2011

Police in central China have arrested 32 young women, including a 17-year-old, who allegedly wrote gay fiction for a pornographic site.

Police in central China have arrested 32 young women, including a 17-year-old, who allegedly wrote gay fiction for a pornographic site.

According to the Shanghai Daily, police said the site provided nearly 80,000 gay stories to a database of 600,000 registered members.

Most writers said they were paid less than 100 yuan (US$15.23) for each short fiction and some hadn't received money yet. One writer, Long Juan, said she took the job out of "curiosity" because gay novels were quite popular online.

Internet pornography was outlawed in the People’s Republic of China in 2002, when state censors issued guidelines requiring that all websites remove any pornographic material.

As a rule, enforcement is strict and the laws are inflexible, with the government stance being hard-line opposition to pornography.

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