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China's first nude beach opens Aug 12

August 07, 2004 13:31 IST

Plans to open China's first nude beach in the booming eastern province of Zhejiang on August 12 has generated a lot of controversy with opponents saying the move will erode morality, a report said on Saturday.

The inspiration for establishing a nude swimming area struck the management of Linan West Zhejiang Beach Area a few days ago after eight female university students took off their clothes and swam naked.

Though the management was shocked initially, they decided to capitalise on the incident and quickly put up a board saying "nude swimming area."

Even though the sign was removed due to protest by  visitors, it reappeared later.

The customer service department of the beach, located 80 km away from Hangzhou, the provincial capital, has confirmed the nude swimming area would be officially opened to the public on August 12, China Daily reported.

However, this has led to much controversy, and opinions are divided towards this idea.

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Sub: good initiative

people of china get a little bit more freedom and keep it up people of china

Posted by M.g,Ajai

Sub: China's nude beach !!!

Hey why can't we Indians have a nice nude beach ?? if the Chinese can have it why cant we ???

Posted by Hiren

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God idea.LIVE NATUALLY.fOLLOW CODE OF CONDUCT.iT IS HEALTHY LIVING.Should be open to members initially.There aremany such areas in the world.

Posted by bkbk1238

Sub: China's nude beach opens August 12

This is quite an interesting news and shows that China that was considered to be very regressive regime in the world before 1980s is becoming ...

Posted by Nelson Lewis

Sub: Report on nude beach

This is not a great newsthat need so much publicity.

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