There really isn’t much to say about these pictures, which were taken on May 3 on a beach in Sanya, Hainan province and tweeted out by China Daily Show just now (“Who says China lacks innovation?”). Excerpt, perhaps, “Why?” A couple more pictures follow. They might not be appropriate for office gawking.
This is fashion’s — Chinese fashion, in this case — inevitable answer to the face-kini: when one dresses up, dress down.
UPDATE, 2:53 pm: Aw, spoilsports:
— Chris Buckley 储百亮 (@ChuBailiang) May 5, 2014
UPDATE, 5/7, 1:14 pm: Okay, this probably has nothing to do with these pictures, but a ban on nudity is likely to most affect those with skin disease. Via China Daily:
Shen Hong, a dermatologist at Hangzhou No 3 People’s Hospital, said psoriasis is a chronic skin disease that is difficult to cure.
“For patients with psoriasis, red patches with scales will occur, especially on their scalp, ears and genitalia. Abundant sunshine and washing with seawater can relieve the pain caused by these patches,” he said.
Sanya Mayor Wang Yong conceded that psoriasis patients are among the nude beachgoers in the city.