Political and army elites are the most active consumers of pornography.
In 2012 the Ministry of Public Administration and Security released statistics that cited 39.5% of South Korean children having experienced watching online pornography, with 14.2% of those who have viewed online pornography reportedly "wanting to imitate" it.In Taiwan pornographic films can be legally traded and pornography is available via a number of routes, including DVD, television and the Internet.Pornography in Japan includes pornography ranging from well-known sex acts such as bukkake to sexual fetish pornography such as tamakeri.As in Europe, photographs of nudes are not uncommon in the mainstream media.In 2010 China shut down 60,000 pornographic websites according to the news agency Reuters, arresting almost 5,000 suspects in the process.
In Hong Kong, pornography is illegal if sold or shown to children under 18 years of age, if it is publicly displayed (except within the confines of and only visible from inside a "bona fide art gallery or museum"), or if it is sold without being wrapped completely with an "easily noticeable" warning stating that the material may be offensive and may not be distributed to minors.
More than 300 men blackmailed by fraudsters posing as women on dating apps in Hong Kong The department of public security in southern Guangdong province was quoted as saying that the cases involved hundreds of thousands of customers and the fraud amounted to more than 1 billion yuan (US4 million). Police said they discovered in August that some dating apps were asking users to pay a “VIP charge” of 200 yuan to chat to “sexy girls”.
Chinese authorities seek to get tough on online dating scams with fresh move to target fake identities One of the apps, identified as Moucheng, defrauded over a million users who paid a total of 340 million yuan, the report said.
The level of piracy of pornographic films in Taiwan is high because authorities have not traditionally recognised their copyrights.
Copyright protection is usually strictly applied in Taiwan, but pornography has been seen as an exception.
Starting around 1991, photobook publishers began challenging this ban to the point where pubic hair is now fairly well accepted. In 1999, the government enacted a law banning photos and videos of naked children, which were a fairly common sight in mainstream media before that time.