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Skinhua returns

Better than riots

In 2005 and 2006, Web editors at Xinhua and the China Daily, probably unbeknownst to their bosses, uploaded many photographs of scantily clad women to the sports, fashion and photo gallery sections of their websites.

Danwei followed this trend for some time, coining the word 'Skinhua' to describe the phenomenon: see for example, Pamela Anderson kissed excitedly by homosexual pop star, Skinhua goes nuts, Skinhua overdrive, and Sinner Daily gaining on Skinhua?.

Since mid 2006, a series of anti pornography and 'civilized Internet' (文明办网) campaigns seem to have slowed down the Web editors enthusiasm for scanned Playboy and FHM covers and lingerie shows.

But perhaps the even less welcome images in the news in the last two weeks have made the Xinhua Web editors revisit their old habits: the image reproduced here is from a Xinhua photo gallery uploaded on Sunday, titled Lingerie show in ski resort, filed under 'Entertainment'.

There are currently 5 Comments for Skinhua returns.

Comments on Skinhua returns

What kind of editors? Those two qwerty keys aren't even close. Thanks for letting us know what's on your mind. After all, it's about time you got hitched....

Poor bastards have to do something to boost readership. I mean, it's not like anyone thinks Xinhua is actually in the business of NEWS...

Dr Freud:

Typo corrected.

Your analysis notwithstanding, those two qwerty keys are in a direct line for someone who types with two fingers.

Sadly...I used to be employed by this purveyor of great conservative values. Hey, a boy has to eat.
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