Film star sex scandal causes internet storm in China

An unlikely coalition of pop idols, communist censors, Hong Kong police and a Catholic bishop are fighting to stifle the biggest celebrity sex scandal in the history of the Chinese internet.They are struggling to halt the spread of thousands of lurid digital photographs apparently showing one of Hong Kong’s most famous actors, Edison Chen, in bed with eight of the territory’s top actresses, singers and businesswomen.The images were illegally copied from a customised pink Macbook belonging to the star, best known for the Infernal Affairs police films. They have prompted a media frenzy here that has, in terms of scale and interest, utterly eclipsed the fixation about Britney Spears on the English-language web.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/feb/12/china.internetArrests over sex videos fuel Internet debate in Hong Kong
A series of arrests of Internet users in Hong Kong, for posting photos and videos of what appear to be some of Asia’s best-known singers engaged in sex acts, has triggered a debate over free speech and whether the police here are selectively enforcing anti-pornography laws.
http://iht.com/articles/2008/02/12/asia/hong.php
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/13/business/worldbusiness/13internet.html

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