Leica to release limited edition camera for People's Republic of China 60th anniversary


Boing Boing reader Linda Constant writes,

Some pretty surprising and offensive news from Leica, via this post on Leica Rumors: Leica is actually releasing special edition cameras for the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China! I've worked a lot in international human rights policy and the role that culture plays in these matters, and I really cannot believe that this edition was okayed by the Leica team!

Assuming the rumor's true, perhaps these cameras are equipped with automated lens-smashers or umbrella cops, to foil any photographic documentation that might run afoul of Communist Party censors?