While the rest of China has battled its severest weather for half a century and fended off western protesters over Darfur, Hong Kong's leaders have found themselves embroiled in an entirely different crisis - over pop stars' sex lives. An extraordinary and graphic series of photographs, many healthily adorned with black tags to overcome obscenity laws which nevertheless leave little to the imagination, have been plastered for days over the territory's main newspapers. They show some of China's favourite actresses and singers posing naked and engaging in a variety of sexual activities with Edison Chen, one of its favourite Canto-pop crooners and heart-throbs. The affair first came to light with the appearance online of a series of photographs of Chen with Gillian Chung, another singing star. She makes up one half of Twins, whose squeaky clean image is plastered over advertising hoardings across Asia where the duo are particularly beloved of teenage girls - and their parents. While her management company at first tried to suggest the pictures were doctored, the number, scale and intimacy of the photographs - which were anything but squeaky clean - rapidly made clear this was not possible. When more pictures and video clips landed, and were reposted around the internet and abroad, many described it as being similar to the Paris Hilton sex video only repeated hundreds of times over.
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Fake news, sex and a Hong Kong student protester
This is a universal feature of respectable revolutions, let alone disreputable ones: conservative observers are convinced that the revolutionaries are at it all the time, breaking the rules of sexual behaviour just as they break those of politics and law. A protest against alleged police sexual harassment. Photo: Inmediahk. This casts a slightly disreputable air over what might otherwise seem an idealistic enterprise, and also appeals to a fundamental curiosity which humans share with monkeys, apes and other group-dwelling animals: who is doing it with who? Certainly it was a recurring theme in reports of 20th-century student protests, although in my years as a student protester I never saw any sign of politically sanctioned intercourse. Of course, some people did have extra-marital sex — this was the 60s — but nobody connected this with politics. In fact, the more political people were, generally speaking, the more puritanical they were about sex, drugs and booze. The rumours had a certain utility. Hong Kong critics of the revolution have been surprisingly slow to get round to this traditional trope, but it arrived on Monday from the lips of Ms Fanny no giggling please Law Fan Chiu-fun, a member of the Executive Council.
Young girls offering sex to protesters: Fanny Law. Photo: RTHK. Executive councillor Fanny Law said on RTHK's "Backchat" programme on Monday that there are confirmed reports of young girls offering free sex to frontline protesters. Reacting to a listener's email which alleged that some girls are being tasked to provide "comfort" to frontline protesters, Law said: "I think we have confirmed that this is a true case. I am so sad for these young girls who have been misled into offering free sex. He said protesters don't have to risk police tear gas and bullets to get sex, which they can get without such danger elsewhere. Law's claim prompted an angry listener to call into the show, accusing her of spreading rumours and disrespecting people. That is the daughter of a friend's friend. That's second-hand knowledge, but it's direct, it's real. Direct and it's real.
It has just made me realize that these formulas a lot of us Mormons learn growing up about how to have a happy marriage are, well, crap. You guys are looking into this wayyyyyyy too much. Do you really want to wait two years to enjoy sex, fun, happiness, intimacy with someone. Better navigate the business aspects of medicine and stay on top of the changing healthcare landscape. Like it was mentioned above, see how she deals some of the issues now and if she can't handle it, it might be better to find someone else.