Rebel China nudists defy Communist Party ban on nakedness

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    Rebel China nudists defy Communist Party ban on nakedness

    Just months after a police crackdown on China’s top nudist destination, naturists ‘flout’ government rules which outlaw skinny dipping and naked sunbathing


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    Tourists at Dadonghai beach in Sanya, Hainan province, in November

    Renegade nudists have defied a Communist Party ban on nakedness by flocking to a tropical beach in southern China without their swimming trunks.

    Dozens of naked bathers bared all on Dadonghai beach, a 1.4-mile stretch of sand known as China’s premier nudist destination, over the recent holiday weekend.

    Men “in various states of undress” had been spotted on the seafront, according to a report in the Shanghai Daily newspaper – “some naked, some with their underpants half stripped down”.

    “Many female tourists felt too awkward to approach the beach,” the newspaper added. “No law-enforcement officials were seen patrolling the beach on Saturday.”

    Police banned nudists from Dadonghai beach in Sanya in February following complaints from residents of Hainan, an island in the South China Sea that tourist chiefs promote as “China’s Hawaii”.

    Nude bathing was “uncivilised and against Chinese traditions and culture,” Luo Baoming, Sanya’s Communist Party chief, was quoted as saying at the time.

    "Normal people wouldn’t do such things," he added, according to state media.

    However, nudists “flouted” that order on Saturday, appearing on the palm-lined Dadonghai beach sans swimming trunks.
    Photographs published on Chinese websites showed large groups of naked men smoking cigarettes and reclining on towels on the beach.


    The illicit display of buttocks brought a swift government response. Two “violators” were detained after refusing “to accept persuasion,” state media reported. Closed circuit cameras were installed nearby to gather evidence about future transgressors.
    In a recent article, the state-controlled China Daily newspaper said: “The concept of nudism is not widely accepted in China.”

    Chinese provinces including Heilongjiang, Sichuan and Zhejiang had all tried to establish nudist communities “but all failed because of the huge controversy”.

    Rebel China nudists defy Communist Party ban on nakedness - Telegraph
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    What do our Chinese posters have to say of this?

    Nudism is against Chinese culture?

    If the Govt has banned skinny dipping, how come the Communists have turned a blind eye so far?
     
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    A security officer hands out printed notices on prohibiting skinny dipping to tourists on Sanya's beaches.

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    The south China resort city of Sanya sees a tourist boom during this Spring Festival holiday, according to local tourism authorities on Feb.7, 2014. (Photo/ People’s Daily Online)
     
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    Back to where it started... after the West the Chinese are evolving.

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