Parallel to its economic revolution, China is undergoing changes in sexual concepts, particularly among the youth. One of its main manifestations is the increase in the number of teenage pregnancies in the country.
Taobao is a Chinese website for online shopping similar to eBay and Amazonthat is operated in China by Alibaba Group.
Founded by Alibaba Group on May 10, 2003, Taobao Marketplace facilitates consumer-to-consumer (C2C) retail by providing a platform for small businesses and individual entrepreneurs to open online stores that mainly cater to consumers in Chinese-speaking regions (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) and also abroad.
Taobao does not only sell professional equipment for doing abortion procedures, it also sells ‘do it yourself’ abortion kits for 38 RMB (6 US dollars) and ‘abortion pills‘ to cut off early-stage pregnancies. It follows China’s booming abortion industry (keep in mind how dangerous this practice is!).
Since feudal times, sex has been a taboo subject in China. Even today, despite significant progress in many areas, many Chinese, particularly the older generations refuse to talk about it. Meanwhile, young people differ greatly from their parents in their views of sexual activity and both sexes are becoming sexually mature and active at a younger age.
Yes, you can buy virtually anything on the web today. Be careful.