Western pornographers angry at China’s lax intellectual property enforcement must be happy. From Xinhua:
Chinese authorities destroyed 47.18 million pornographic and illegal publications on Sunday as part of an ongoing campaign to strengthen intellectual property rights (IPR) protection.
The campaign, organized by the national anti-pornography and anti-piracy office and carried out in 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities, marked an unprecedented number of publications destroyed in a single day.
More than 17 provinces eliminated more than 1 million pieces each, with Guangdong topping the list, destroying 12 million, or a quarter of the total.
China has attached great importance to IPR protection, which has been considered as a national strategy to help build an innovative country, said Liu Binjie, director of the National Copyright Administration.