07/12/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Beijing Bikinis Update China's Culture (VIDEO)

Bikinis are becoming accepted as bathing wear in Beijing. A recent swimsuit contest in the Asian city showcased Chinese designers and their creations, with the winning suit made from traditional fishing prints. China is long-known for forbidding any public displays of sexuality, so the swimwear is one step away from the country's conservatism.

WATCH Beijing's swimsuit competition:

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