China’s threatening a crackdown on people sending seductive messages to each other.
Henan province promises a lockup of “up to five days” for one message, or ten days for three messages. If you’re going to send three, you might as well do it in a chunk to get the discount rate.
“I’m totally for the rules. It’s uncomfortable to get dirty text messages from male friends and even more gross when they are from strangers,” Zhang Kai, 26, told the daily.
What’s even better is that the normal people are questioning why so much government effort is being spent in this area.
Since July 10, Shenze party officials have held 480 meetings to discuss the harmful effects of obscene messages, a degree of dedication that has been questioned by the public, the People’s Daily said.
“It’s not necessary to hold 480 meetings on this. This is an enormous waste of administrative resources,” an Internet user named Han Haoyue was quoted as saying.