China Censors Sued For Cut Steamy Sex Scenes – Ian Ransom

From Reuters, via Washington Post:

A Chinese moviegoer is suing China’s film watchdog in frustration with the censored version of Ang Lee’s steamy World War Two drama “Lust, Caution,” Beijing media reported on Wednesday.

…Dong Yanbin, a Ph.D student at the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing, had filed a suit against the nation’s film censor, the State Administration of Radio Film and Television (SARFT), for infringing upon his “consumer rights,” the Beijing Times said. [Full text]

Read also an entry from Global Voices Online for reactions from the Chinese blogosphere, the Shanghaiist for its comments and its link to a spoof of the matter à la South Park, and past entries for some additional background information.

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