China do-over fact of the day, markets in everything minus one

by on May 21, 2009 at 2:35 pm in Current Affairs | Permalink

Love Land,
a sex theme park set to open this October in China won't have the
chance to lose it's virginity. Chinese bureaucrats ordered the park
destroyed after details of the park's featured attractions were leaked.

The story is here.  The rest of the article relates:

The park was to have giant-sized reproductions of male and female
anatomy, and offered lessons in safe sex and the proper use of condoms.
There was also an exhibition about the history of sex, as well as
workshops offering sex techniques.

The entrance to park featured
a giant pair of women's legs clad only in a red thong. Those legs are
now closed forever. Officials would only say that the concept of the
park was vulgar, and deemed unnecessary. Bulldozers and wrecking ball
were seen destroying the exhibits as onlookers tried to get a peak.

China considers the topic of sex taboo, even though illegal prostitution is at an all-time high in the country.

1 Jay May 21, 2009 at 2:47 pm

The democrats and republicans would both have that done here as well.

2 Melvin May 21, 2009 at 3:15 pm

You’d think authoritarian regimes would actually encourage the construction of attractions such as this. You know “panem et circenses” and all that…

3 david May 21, 2009 at 3:53 pm

It is “panem et circenses”. Social conservatives like having something to talk about, believe me. It happens in Southeast Asia as well. If the people are panicking over sex, they aren’t panicking about corruption or the economy.

4 Chris May 21, 2009 at 4:49 pm

On the other hand, perhaps it was just banning exceptional poor taste.

5 Mark D. May 21, 2009 at 7:23 pm

If the local authorities had their act together, it would have been rather more efficient not to grant building permits for such a monstrosity in the first place.

6 Will May 21, 2009 at 11:27 pm

I wonder, if the local officials found it so offensive, how it was built in the first place.

7 K T Cat May 22, 2009 at 10:59 am

The history of sex?!?

8 mangy cat May 22, 2009 at 2:35 pm

the ultimate erectile disfunction

or is it premature demolition?

9 techreseller May 26, 2009 at 11:06 am

India considering sex taboo is a relic of the British Raj. Before that period, the country was very open when it came to sex. The British military routinely had mistresses that took very good care of them sexually. Many officers did everything they could to delay their family coming over to remain with their Indian women. It was the British rule during Victorian times that changed the tenor on sex in the country.

10 TV stands November 10, 2009 at 11:35 am

Very interesting information to share. Thanks a lot! TV stands

11 tucson cpa January 11, 2010 at 9:47 pm

Always a touchy subject – not matter where you are, or what your age. And it’s always so different for guys than gals. tucson cpa | tucson accountant | tucson taxes | tucson accounting

12 learn shamanism February 9, 2010 at 2:27 pm

I think this is a very interesting story. The idea for the entrance is very funny. I think it was a good idea that they didn’t build it.

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