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Monday, May 16, 2005

The Greatest Internet Crime Trial in China

China and its "internet police" cracks down heavily on pornographic websites. This is a known fact as it didn' happen the first time.

Now, there is a trial ongoing that is proclaimed the biggest Internet trial ever. The accused ran a pornographic website, first for free, and then, at a later stage, via subscription.

The number of subscribers and readers (readers or viewers??) is quite staggering:

"As a whole, the web site has more than 300,000 registered users who logged more than 400 million hits. As of 5 pm on November 15, 2004, the computer records show that the pornographic section had 75,772 registered users. It had 42,705 pornographic pictures which had been viewed a total of 32,734,600 times; there were 4,784 pornographic articles, which had been viewed a total of 24,340,060 times; there were 4,094 pornographic movies, which had been viewed 1,900,525 times. The brothel directory section had 47,452 registered users, with 207 web pages which had been viewed 252,731 times."

Do you agree that this is staggering? No wonder that pornography is still the hottest business on the web. Okay - sexual education is still as murky in China as it is in other parts of Asia, and well, that might be the reason why Chinese still see pornography as "something special" and that the exposure to pornography is still not as "normal as in the West"

(By Asia Business Consulting)