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China’s sexual silence

By Alice Hutton  

By the time politicians and persons of indisputable guanxi—those “connected” in Chinese society—gather in Tiananmen Square tomorrow to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, innumerable sexual health and HIV websites will already have been shut down. During a summer of race riots and “organised forgetting” the Great Fire Wall went into over drive in an effort to “clean up” their online presence in time for the scrutiny of the…

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