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China Clamp Down on Slash Fiction

Written by Abby Liu On 23 April 2014 @ 12:39 pm | No Comments

In Arts & Culture, China, Citizen Media, East Asia, English, Gay Rights (LGBT), Literature, Quick Reads, Youth

China recently launched a crackdown on online pornographic content: “Cleaning the Web 2014″. According to the campaign, all online texts, pictures, videos, and ads with pornographic content will be deleted in order to “create a healthy cyberspace”. 

According to Offbeat China [1], since the launch of “Cleaning the Web 2014″, many Chinese fiction-sharing websites have removed their slash collections, including jjwxc.net, the most popular self-publishing website in China. Websites dedicated to slash, such as dmxsw.com, have been shut down. At least 20 writers have reportedly been arrested for producing slash fiction. 

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[1] Offbeat China: http://offbeatchina.com/slash-fiction-falls-victim-to-chinas-latest-crackdown-on-online-porn

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