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Chinese Woman Arrested for Online Sex Video

A Chinese woman who became an online sensation after posting a homemade pornographic film of herself on the Internet has been detained in Shanghai, according to state media.

The 12-minute-video showed the woman, surnamed Huang, performing "sex acts," the official China Daily said in its weekend edition, without elaborating.

"It soon became one of the most popular downloads on the mainland, with thousands of people downloading it last month," the report cited the local police as saying in a statement.

The woman set up a blog, hoping to profit from her notoriety and sell interviews with herself for up to 30,000 yuan ($4,383) a time, the newspaper said.

Despite the police's best efforts, the video is still available online, it added, without saying what penalty the woman may have to pay.

Pornography is illegal in China, although it is widely available on pirated DVDs throughout the country and on the Internet.

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