Author: canchin

America has this law; China has this law; is that OK? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2006-12-1 12:53:54 |Display all floors
Originally posted by tongluren at 2006-12-1 12:15
Calling it " "literary, artistic, political, or scientific value" does not make it less harmful to the young and impressionable. ..


No, there are differences. Scientific could include drawings or photos in educational books about health, some even geared toward children to help them learn about their bodies. Artistic could mean old paintings - you know, the ones of the plump women gracefully leaning over a velvet couch.... I wouldn't care if my son saw that.

I'm not sure what political nudes could include but let's hope we don't see our leaders unclothed any time soon.


and, uh.... "let porn pervade their entire living moment" ? Hmm.... don't remember experiencing that in the US, sorry.
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Post time 2006-12-1 13:01:17 |Display all floors

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Post time 2006-12-1 15:23:53 |Display all floors

Ask a simple question...

...get some convoluted answers suggesting that it is OK if China has the law as long as the interpretation of the law is acceptable to foreigners.

China just can't win.

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Post time 2006-12-1 15:26:49 |Display all floors

Reply #2 freakyqi's post

Such as your suggestion about "definitions."

Is it your contention that any definition applied to the law - in China - be defined and thus decided and promulgated based on the definitions of a different race, different cultural milieu, different societal norms?

Can China then only be granted the right to define what is to China a crime if they accept the input of foreigners?

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Post time 2006-12-1 15:30:31 |Display all floors
Originally posted by freakyqi at 2006-12-1 12:53


Scientific could include drawings or photos


And which country's scientists get to decide for China?

Can Chinese scientists decide for China - or for that matter can American scientists decide for America? Or must both countries accept the scientific interpretation of say Norway? Or Swaziland?

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Post time 2006-12-1 16:38:14 |Display all floors

Twas

Twas Panda Xhit that I posted not art.
The point being that it is valuable, people will pay 70 RMB per small can of it.

and in Japan the definition of obsecene is what?

They show virgins being "de-flowered" on prime time TV (ok it's cable but anyone can buy it).

The UK does not show anything like that (even on cable) or bouncy topless teenage girls on normal TV (as do the Japanese) but the UK may have more sex crime than Japan.

Or is it definitions again, a sex crime in the UK is a romantic gesture in another country?

Too confusing, best forget it.

Oh, and don't watch TV in Japan, you'll go blind.
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Post time 2006-12-1 18:29:08 |Display all floors
Originally posted by canchin at 2006-12-1 17:23
Ask a simple question...

...get some convoluted answers suggesting that it is OK if China has the law as long as the interpretation of the law is acceptable to foreigners.

China just can't win.


So how does one interpret this?

Article 35. Citizens of the People's Republic of China enjoy freedom of speech, of the press, of assembly, of association, of procession and of demonstration.

Is this an accurate English translation?
Maybe it is a slightly different language, "English with Chinese characteristics"?

JB
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