From the Pacific News Service, via sfgate.com:
Liu is the latest of a string of Chinese women bloggers who have become famous, some even worldwide. They talk about sex and relationships openly, changing the dialogue between the sexes. In a culture where sexual attitudes are still repressive, the racy details shared by the women bloggers are thrusting them into the spotlight, despite China’s most recent crackdown on the Internet news media.
The China Internet Network Information Centre estimated 94 million Internet users in China in 2004, now the second-largest Internet population in the world following the United States. China has some 4 million bloggers.