The sentence is slightly more than the 10-year minimum prescribed by the Chinese Supreme Court for the “especially serious circumstance” of selling more than 5,000 copies of pornographic books or making more than 10,000 yuan from their sale. Photo: AFP
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Law needs to change after jailing of author

  • Beijing must adapt to the internet age and current standards of society as writer is sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for penning a gay novel

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The sentence is slightly more than the 10-year minimum prescribed by the Chinese Supreme Court for the “especially serious circumstance” of selling more than 5,000 copies of pornographic books or making more than 10,000 yuan from their sale. Photo: AFP
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