It is illegal to sell to minors, and it is illegal to produce pornography unless for personal use.
Thus adult material is not seen for sale in authorized shops, but only in small and hidden places.
Due to the lack of copyright, adult content produced in Taiwan has stayed in the form of "Web Cam Chat". The Taiwanese government has planned to set up a zone for prostitution.
Due to the high number of expatriates in this country, pornography from various regions such as the Americas, Africa and Europe are easily available in retail shops known as 'kedai runcit'.
Possession of pornography is punishable by up to 3 years in prison, a fine of CN¥ 20,000, or up to life imprisonment for large underground distributors.
In 2010 China shut down 60,000 pornographic websites according to the news agency Reuters, arresting almost 5,000 suspects in the process.