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07/02/2013 11:34 am ET | Updated Jul 02, 2013

Chinese Porn Accidentally Broadcast On Enormous, Public LED Screen (PHOTO)

Unless you're into that whole eating-sushi-off-a-naked-body thing, the words "sex" and "chopsticks" probably don't enter your thought stream at the same juncture. But an unsuspecting crowd at a train station in China are likely to associate the two for a while, at least.

Yuan Mou, a computer technician in Jilin City, last week gave commuters a 10-minute eyeful of a Chinese erotic film entitled "The Forbidden Legend: Sex and Chopsticks." The clip appeared on a giant, public monitor.

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Yuan, who Gawker claims was living in a workspace while repairing the gianormous LED screen, had evidently booted up the porno on a laptop after a day's work, and failed to realize that the computer was still connected to the display.

By the time police showed up, Yuan had disconnected the screen, according to the South China Morning Post. The police detained him for questioning anyway.

While the title might sound less-than-appetizing, SCMP points out that the film is evidently one of many sexy retellings of "a classic Ming dynasty novel ... known for its explicit sexual content."

Judging by the screenshots graciously provided by The Sun (thanks, British tabloid press), "Sex and Chopsticks" isn't exactly hardcore porn. But given that pornography has been illegal in the People's Republic of China since 2002, and that the government's hard-line, anti-porn stance has resulted in mass arrests and sweeping Internet censorship, Yuan's situation might be a little more precarious than it seems from the outside.

And how does China's moral majority monitor and vet all the illegal porn that flows through the country's thriving black market? Simple: They hire teams of old bureaucrats to watch about 700 pornographic DVDs a week.

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