The PRC has recently seen fit to lift the Blogger and Blogspot ban in China. This has led to a lot of changes in the China expat blog world… not the least of which is that now I can see my blog and edit my typesetting, spelling and pictures much more easily.
But this also means that Chinese readers can now read the Sex In Shanghai guy. Most of us have already looked at Sex In Shanghai because it’s #1 on the China Blog List. It’s about a foreign “teacher” juggling his relationships, dates and one-night-stands, often with his students.
He’s bugged me for a while because a teacher just shouldn’t take advantage of his students that way, even if they are 18 and it’s not technically illegal. I also think kissing and blogging is kind of lame, especially with notes about each girl’s sexual performance! I can’t totally hate him because he does prove my theory that 50% of teenage girls in China are named Sunny and Lily, and the other 50% call themselves things like River, September or Heaven.
Anyway, now that Blogspot/Blogger is accessible from China, the Chinese can read all about his escapades. And Chinese readers are furious.
Here is EastSouthNorthWest’s translation of the call to eliminate the “immoral foreign blogger”. (The real post is here, but it’s in Chinese) There are also various death threats towards the Sex in Shanghai guy floating around the blog world.
The PRC was right. Everyone really was much happier with a censored ‘net.