Haruki Murakamis new book was classified as indecent in Hongkong and banned under the age of 18.

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 Haruki Murakamis new book was classified as indecent in Hongkong and banned under the age of 18.


The head of the Knights of the assassination is a novel published by Haruki Murakami in 2017. It is reported that there are several erotic descriptions in the book, but it does not appear to be more prominent than the previous works of the village.

In the early July, the Hongkong film, newspaper and article management office said it received a complaint from the public that Harukis novel had the details of sexual sex, so it was asked to be examined in Hongkongs prostitution.

Hongkong prostitution in July 12th issued a notice, announcing the first idea of the head of the Knights of the assassination and the two part of the metaphorical transfer, the second category (unrefined), parallel to the dragon and tiger leopard, a Hongkong publication that specializes in nude pornography.

According to the three grade classification system in Hongkong, the first category is unhindered, the second category (indecent) articles is limited, and the third types of obscene articles are not to be released.

Books and periodicals listed as second categories (unrefined) are prohibited by public libraries to borrow the book to readers under the age of 18; the bookstore prohibits the sale of such books to minors, and has to encrypt the cover when sold, with a unified warning, the contents of this item may be dissensibility; not to be sent, circulated, out of this article. Sell, rent, lend or lend to persons under the age of 18 years old, or produce, broadcast or show this item to such persons. Any publisher or printer violates the provisions, whether or not he knows that the item is an indecent item, is a crime, the maximum penalty of a maximum fine of HK $400 thousand and imprisonment for one year, second or subsequent convictions, can be fined at a maximum fine of HK $800 thousand and imprisonment for 12 months.

After completion of the interim review, the publisher may request a review within 5 days. At the Hongkong book fair, which ended in July 24th, exhibitors were instructed to put down the Chinese version of the assassination leader.

The move caused a rebound in Hongkongs society, and a number of publishing houses and folk groups launched a network petition. By July 26th, 2100 people joined the joint agency and called for the review department to revoke the level.

The petition calls the novel an indecent, humiliated Hongkong, emphasizing that the work of the 69 - year-old famous writer had never been regarded as an injury before.

Lang Tian, who wrote the review of the head of the Knights of assassination, said, this work is absolutely not Haruki Murakamis most salty (pornography) work, and criticizing the prostitution of the absurdity.

But the protest was of little use. On the 26th, the Acquisition Department published an official announcement that the assassination of the Chief Knights was classified as the second kind of indecent articles. Lin Zhaobin, a member of the adjudication panel, said earlier that the incident was an international joke.

Hongkong media reported that it was not the first time in the prostitution that the art works were regarded as obscene and an international joke. In 1995, the British sculptor Frink (ElisabethFrink) of the naked male copper plastic newlyweds was criticized as no elegance, to cover the lower body of the bronze statue, which included whether the lower body of copper plastic was micro. Micro erection. Lang Tian said that this reflects the absurdity of the agency. He said that if the humor point to see the incident, can be regarded as anti-propaganda, the more plastic, the more attractive to buy, may be beneficial to the author. However, some adjudicator members argue that lack of manpower and time is a big problem. A tribunal said the whole process was focused on dew points and sex images. It was impossible to judge the complete book or film, and some 3 magazines and 2 films had been reviewed for more than two hours. The review process is dominated by the magistrate, with a view to assessing whether some of the pictures or contents are indecent or obscene. The Committee believes that the current operation cannot be made as required by the law to allow the assessor to understand the overall effect of the items. The system needs to be improved. Source: observer net responsibility editor: Guo Ping _B7442

Hongkong media reported that it was not the first time in the prostitution that the art works were regarded as obscene and an international joke. In 1995, the British sculptor Frink (ElisabethFrink) of the naked male copper plastic newlyweds was criticized as no elegance, to cover the lower body of the bronze statue, which included whether the lower body of copper plastic was micro. Micro erection. Lang Tian said that this reflects the absurdity of the agency. He said that if the humor point to see the incident, can be regarded as anti-propaganda, the more plastic, the more attractive to buy, may be beneficial to the author.

However, some adjudicator members argue that lack of manpower and time is a big problem. A tribunal said the whole process was focused on dew points and sex images. It was impossible to judge the complete book or film, and some 3 magazines and 2 films had been reviewed for more than two hours. The review process is dominated by the magistrate, with a view to assessing whether some of the pictures or contents are indecent or obscene. The Committee believes that the current operation cannot be made as required by the law to allow the assessor to understand the overall effect of the items. The system needs to be improved.