China’s Losing War On Pornography: Part 1 of 3

Before I introduce the topic of China’s war on pornography in Part Two, I felt it was necessary to mention the scope of this crime in America.  If I didn’t, I suspect that China’s critics/enemies would go out of the way to accuse the Chinese of being perverts and criminals or something worse for China’s Communist Party (CCP).

In 1982, the U.S. Supreme Court added child pornography as another category of speech excluded from First Amendment protection. The other categories excluded are obscenity, defamation, incitement, and “fighting words”.

However, for the last 15 years, the distribution of on-line child pornography has been the fastest growing crime in America (it has grown 100% annually). Source: kens5.com

The U.S. Justice Department says, “Congress recently significantly increased the maximum prison sentences for child pornography crimes and in some instances created new mandatory minimum sentences. These prison terms can be substantial, and where there have been prior convictions for child sexual exploitation, can result in a life sentence.”


Fifty-five percent of global child pornography comes from the US.

Family Safe Media.com says, every second, more than $3 million is spent on pornography; every second, more than 28,000 Internet users are viewing pornography and every 39 minutes a new pornographic video is being created in the United States.

US porn revenue exceeds the combined revenues of ABC, CBS, and NBC. In fact, the world’s top video porn producers are in the United States.

In 2006, revenue from worldwide pornography reached almost $100 billion — $27 billion in China and more than $13 billion in the US. Source: Family Safe Media.com (Note: China has more than four times the population of the US. To match the US average, China’s share would have to be $54.5 billion.)

Continued on March 2, 2012 in China’s Porn War – Part 2

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One Response to China’s Losing War On Pornography: Part 1 of 3

  1. merlin says:

    Criminals, no. Perverts, possibly. The problem in China is they dont have much education as we have in the US, and their society is very opposed to sexual material. In the US, we live on it. Not specifically pornography, but our entertainment media keeps pushing the boundaries.

    I admit I watched a documentary film on the industry. The money people make for a few minutes of film is massive. The thing that always sticks in my mind was the porn stars saying that each year things go further and further away from casual into the more fetish and exotic because the industry follows the tastes of the customers.

    What is surprising is the Chinese industry can make double what we make in the US.

    There is one thing about China that boggles my mind and makes me think. They have an extra class system known as the mistress class. I can understand why people in China have them. They are stressed from all the work combined with the clash of the cultures taking place between the old traditions and the new modern lifestyle. They use mistresses as a means of relaxing and as a therapist. If they ever have a divorce or if their spouse ever becomes ill and passes away, they already have the replacement ready to help cope with issues and help their kids cope.

    In the US, we have relationship therapists, but how many Americans will go to them? We have prostitutes that handle the tasks of a “mistress” for a flat rate, although when I think of a prostitute I imagine a girl that lives in a drug den and finds clients in rat infested alleys. My image of a mistress is that of a second wife with a nice house, nice clothes, and overall a healthy individual that sees her one client at least half of the week.

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