Tuesday, November 27, 2012

If You Are a Chinese Official With a Sex Tape, Time to Start Sweating

Posted By on Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 11:30 AM

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Apparently there is a cache of sex tapes (sex videos? I guess nobody is taping anymore) of Chinese officials just waiting for their moment to blackmail or disgrace someone. And that moment is now!

China is facing a avalanche of sex scandals as 'investigative reporter' whose videos of an official in compromising position with his mistress created embarrassment for the government, plans to release more such clips. The threat came even as an "anchor" of a TV station charged a Communist Party politician of coercing her into long-term relationship.

Zhu Ruifeng, a "Reporter with counter-corruption website" jdwsy.com, told state-run Global Times that five more sex videos featuring officials of Chongqing, till early this year ruled by disgraced Party leader Bo Xilai, will be released after getting enough proof of their authenticity. Zhu posted the 12-second-long video to the Internet last week showing Lei Zhengfu, then secretary of the Beibei District Committee of the Communist Party of China in Chongqing, in compromising position with an 18-year-old Zhao Hongxia. Zhu claims Zhao has been Lei's mistress for the last five years. [IBN Live]

Which, first of all, lesson learned: if you are a Communist Party officer and someone offers you some too-good-to-be-true free sex, just say no. Secondly, I feel like there was a time when having a sex tape released was a huge deal, and now it's just like well yeah, everyone has one somewhere. Is that function of us being less hung up about sex? Or of recording devices becoming smaller and more ubiquitous?

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