Mei Ning Yan

Introduction

In this chapter I examine the regulation of online pornography in mainland China and Hong Kong. I first describe and explain the relationship between mainland China and Hong Kong in the context of ‘One Country Two Systems’. This sets the scene for an in-depth discussion of the situations in mainland China and Hong Kong. I then compare the legislative provisions and regulatory regimes adopted by mainland China and Hong Kong in tackling online pornography, and also examine the relevant law enforcement measures and efforts of the two jurisdictions. This will present not only an overall picture of online pornography regulation in mainland China and Hong Kong but also an evaluation of the difficulties encountered and the effectiveness of the regulatory measures. Finally, I focus on attempts to combat online child pornography, a topic that has aroused global concern in the past two decades.