In the past two years, public discourses on intimacy have proliferated in China. Discussions on intimate issues have expanded from single social domains to multiple social scales and taken on various formation. At the state level, facing the ultra-low fertility rate, it advocates young couples to follow the two-child-per-couple policy to give birth for the state’s sake. The political campaigns on familial virtues demonstrate the state efforts to reinvent “Chinese” traditions from the site of family. In public culture, the active cultivation of heteronormative intimacy and implicit deployment of heteronormative metaphors is structuring current media cultural products, replacing those that indulge heterogeneous desires and relationships. Moreover, public debates on power and justice have shrunken from a variety of civil issues to sexuality, particularly harassment. Overall, the phenomena indicate a general sexualization of public discourses, and the coming-into-being of a Foucauldian economy of sexuality in contemporary China. Scholars, like Lauren Berlant, Judith Butler, have noticed the correlations in which the state deploys family and sexuality as the site to claim its sovereignty over people when national political economy is on the wane. In this presentation, I argue that the turbulence of political economy, cultural censorship, and strengthened authoritarian leadership simultaneously contribute to the cross-scale proliferation of sexual discourses in China. The state is trying to shape citizens through the formation of sexual citizenship, and to overcome deeper structural crises in economy and state legitimacy, which are incapable to resolve in its own right, by reproducing the intimate domain.