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This disturbing finding was reported earlier this week in the Shanghai Daily newspaper, with the authoritative figures generously provided by. Liu Gang, a China Youth Association researcher.
The research would tend to confirm that Chinese youth are, indeed, associating, in their own weird and naked fashion, but no details were provided on how Mr Gang arrived at a number of 20,000 naked people, or whether it was one particular group of 20,000 naked people, or if that figure refers only to the number of webcam-owning-Chinese-folk who happen to be romping about naked and online during any given evening.
While the concerns over public health are not to be sniffed at, particularly given the number of accidents that could occur while trying to talk and pose provocatively at the same time [warning kids: do not try that at home], this finding does at least go some way toward alleviating concerns over the health and wellbeing of many tens of millions of young Chinese men would otherwise never have the opportunity to both see and speak to a real life naked women in their lifetime – given that the one child policy has put the kybosh on a suitable number of little girls who would otherwise have grown up to be girlfriends and wives.
We’ll leave the last words to the brave researcher:
"At first, we thought if was merely a game for a few mentally abnormal people," the paper quoted Liu as saying. "But as our research continued, we found the problem was much larger than expected". Hmmm...indeed.