Beijing is stamping down on the gays (gay males, in particular) again.
Ignoring the injustice and stupidity of homophobia for a moment – I don’t get the sense of this sort of thing from the regime’s point of view. As a result of the one-child policy, China has more young men than young women. Even if the government could magically make gay men straight, what would that achieve? Even more men competing for the smaller number of available women? Okay, in their circumstances it would make some kind of cruel sense if they were discouraging lesbianism – but don’t male gays actually help the demographic problem they’ve created?
How many angry, lonely, disaffected men does Beijing want to deal with? What’s it planning on doing with them?