A gay student wears a rainbow flag in Beijing. A crackdown in mainland China on social media accounts operated by pro-lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender student groups could be perceived as having political overtones. Photo: AFP
A gay student wears a rainbow flag in Beijing. A crackdown in mainland China on social media accounts operated by pro-lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender student groups could be perceived as having political overtones. Photo: AFP
SCMP Editorial
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Let reason prevail in debate on gay rights

  • Discussion of such issues should not be barred in mainland China nor should online forums used for that purpose be shut down

A gay student wears a rainbow flag in Beijing. A crackdown in mainland China on social media accounts operated by pro-lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender student groups could be perceived as having political overtones. Photo: AFP
A gay student wears a rainbow flag in Beijing. A crackdown in mainland China on social media accounts operated by pro-lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender student groups could be perceived as having political overtones. Photo: AFP
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