A Chinese supreme court ruling says that people who sell more than 5,000 copies of an erotic work or make more than 10,000 yuan from doing so should be jailed for 10 years to life. Photo: AFP

Outcry as Chinese erotic writer jailed for more than 10 years over gay sex scenes in novel

  • Sentence provokes shock and outrage as critics point out many rapists face lighter sentences than pornographers
  • Novelist fell foul of pre-internet ruling that people who sold more than 5,000 erotic books should serve more than a decade in prison
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A Chinese supreme court ruling says that people who sell more than 5,000 copies of an erotic work or make more than 10,000 yuan from doing so should be jailed for 10 years to life. Photo: AFP
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