Rebel China nudists defy Communist Party ban on nakedness Just months after a police crackdown on Chinaâ€™s top nudist destination, naturists â€˜floutâ€™ government rules which outlaw skinny dipping and naked sunbathing 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 Chinaâ€™s premier nudist destination, over the recent holiday weekend. Men â€œin various states of undressâ€ had been spotted on the seafront, according to a report in the Shanghai Daily newspaper â€“ â€œsome naked, some with their underpants half stripped downâ€. â€œMany female tourists felt too awkward to approach the beach,â€ the newspaper added. â€œNo law-enforcement officials were seen patrolling the beach on Saturday.â€ 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 â€œChinaâ€™s Hawaiiâ€. Nude bathing was â€œuncivilised and against Chinese traditions and culture,â€ Luo Baoming, Sanyaâ€™s Communist Party chief, was quoted as saying at the time. "Normal people wouldnâ€™t do such things," he added, according to state media. However, nudists â€œfloutedâ€ 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 â€œviolatorsâ€ were detained after refusing â€œto accept persuasion,â€ 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: â€œThe concept of nudism is not widely accepted in China.â€ Chinese provinces including Heilongjiang, Sichuan and Zhejiang had all tried to establish nudist communities â€œbut all failed because of the huge controversyâ€. Rebel China nudists defy Communist Party ban on nakedness - Telegraph **************************************************** 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?