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Taiwanese Tourists Arrested in Shenzhen for Soliciting Prostitutes

Posted: 12/4/2014 11:00 am

Eight Taiwanese men visiting Guangdong in a tourist group were arrested in a police raid for soliciting prostitutes. The arrests raised questions about organized prostitution tours from Taiwan, reported Nanfang Metropolitan Daily.

The Taiwanese tourists were staying in a hotel near a local entertainment establishment in Futian District, known to provide sexual services. Popularly referred to as “Mai Chun Tuan”, or “Buying Spring Groups”, tour groups from Taiwan are known to pay top dollar for mainland sexual services. The Oriental Daily has gone so far as to dub Xiachuan Island in southeast Guangdong as “heaven for Taiwan pimps”. A week-long tour to the region costs NTD 30,000 to NTD 50,000 (RMB 7,000 to RMB 13,000).

The Taiwanese travel agency, however, denied allegations that they offer sex tours, and insists this was an isolated case. As for how the tourists managed to find the night club, a representative from the travel agency could offer no explanation, the report said.

Eight prostitutes were also arrested by police during the raid, and the night club was fined RMB 100,000 and forced to shut down business for six months.

Guangdong initiated a large-scale crackdown on sex workers this year after China’s state broadcaster CCTV published an exposé in February on the rampant sex trade in Dongguan.

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Dongguan’s Sex Trade Is Back

Posted: 10/24/2014 9:00 am

A woman walks past a banner that reads, “crack down on prostitution, gambling and drugs”.

Dongguan’s sex trade has proven to be more resilient than originally thought. The city, which has been targeted in a large-scale sweep over the past eight months, appears to have its mojo back.

Sixty people were arrested following raids on two of the city’s “entertainment venues” on Houjie Street: Junhao Hotel KTV and Dongcheng Shengshi Gechao KTV, both of which were offering sexual services. Their business licenses have already been suspended for six months.

The arrests come just two months after the city’s massage parlours, saunas, and hotels reopened for business after a massive clean-up, which followed CCTV’s exposé on the city’s rampant sex trade in mid-February. It alleged that the sex-trade contributed 10 percent to the city’s GDP.

Since being allowed to reopen, 2,684 entertainment operators, or 80 percent of the city’s entertainment businesses, have signed a pledge promising not to provide services related to gambling, drugs and prostitution.

In July, Guangdong province also introduced a series of detailed new regulations aimed at prohibiting the “vice trade”, including banning dim lights and private rooms. Evidently, the measures have proven to be of little use.

Photos: SCMP

 

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Largest Bust of Mainland Prostitutes in Taiwan’s History

Posted: 09/8/2014 8:00 am

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Twenty-four people were arrested in an underground Taiwanese prostitution ring that recruited women from mainland China, reports News 163. The bust is said to be the largest capture ever of mainland prostitutes on Taiwanese soil.

Suspects arrested in the early morning police raid included 12 mainland women who are suspected of servicing up to 110 clients during their 14 day stay in Taiwan.

One suspect was described as a housewife, and another was described as a 20 year-old, second-year art student from Zhejiang who started prostituting herself to buy luxury items, such as Louis Vuitton handbags.

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Police accused Wu Zonghan, 55, and his 28 year-old mainland girlfriend, Peng Yurong, of recruiting mainland Chinese women to fly to Taiwan to engage in prostitution.

The ring had been in operation for approximately one year and involved some 100 mainland women. The women earned about RMB 500,000 in one day, and accumulated a grand total of nearly RMB 100 million.

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Some Men Never Change… 85 Year Old Caught with Prostitute Set Free

Posted: 09/3/2014 6:13 pm

old man prostituteIt’s great to be old in China: people look up to you, they listen when you talk, and laugh at your jokes. In fact, being old in China can have other advantages like being set free by the police when caught red-handed with a prostitute.

That’s what happened to an unidentified 85 year-old man when police came to investigate a report of illegal sexual activity, reports QQ.

At 9 o’clock last night (September 2), police in Daqing, Heilongjiang Province found the elderly man in a hotel suite with an unidentified woman who was not his daughter, or his granddaughter, nor his great-granddaughter.

In front of the police officers eyes, the old man became very regretful at his shameful actions. Not without mercy, the police respected the old man too much to arrest him for the crime of soliciting prostitution. And so, the old man was set free, having only paid RMB 80 to the woman for her services.

The woman, however, was not as lucky. No such respect was shown to her, and she was taken into police custody to be properly processed by the law.

The report does not mention the age of the woman, who is assumed to be “not old”.

Photo: Caijing

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Hong Kong Arrests 23 Mainlanders in Prostitution Raid

Posted: 08/29/2014 8:31 am
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Picture from a story that took place in September, 2001.

Hong Kong Police along with Hong Kong immigration agents, arrested 23 Chinese mainland citizens in a prostitution raid, reports Sina.

The arrests were made in Yuen Long on August 27, located in the northwest of Hong Kong’s New Territories. The raid happened on Onning Road, Tunglok Street, Saufuk Street, and Chingsaan Road.

The arrested, aged 18 to 46, are suspected of staying in Hong Kong too long in violation of their visas.

All arrested parties have been detained and are being questioned by customs agents.

Photo: CCTV

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Group of Chinese University Grads Choose Prostitution in Tough Job Market

Posted: 08/19/2014 7:29 pm

university graduate prostitutes guangxi nanningFor many university graduates in China, achieving financial independence by finding your own job is the culmination of years of work. However, for one group of university students in Guangxi Province, anything else is more preferable than having to work for a living.

In Nanning, the university graduates wanted to find a job that wasn’t difficult nor strenuous, but was still able to provide them with a comfortable life. After weighing their options, they decided to turn to prostitution, reported Sina News Video.

The group turned to their WeChat social circles as a way to advertise their services and look for potential clients. This continued for a few days until the group was apprehended and detained in a raid caught on video.

As seen in the television report below, several different outfits were found on the premises including a fake police uniform. The police spokesperson interviewed for the report gave a grim assessment of the university graduates, who have all not been identified:

They all didn’t want to work after graduating from university because it is too difficult and tiring. Coming back here (to Nanning), they didn’t want to do any other kind of work, but they wanted to live comfortably. They didn’t have any other skills or abilities, and so could only get involved this kind of illegal activity.

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Here is the news video:

Photos: Sina News Video, screencaps from 56

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Want a Late-Night “Massage” In Guangdong? You’ll Need to Show ID

Posted: 08/11/2014 3:31 pm

The crackdown in China’s undisputed capital of sex continues, despite recent reports that everything is returning back to normal.

That may come as good news to the 200,000 people who lost jobs as a result of the crackdown, which sent people fleeing from the city earlier this year. But while establishments are re-opening, they aren’t quite the same as they used to be.

Reports say that valid photo identification may be required for those late night massage visits, which we believe probably make up a majority of them, if a new proposal is approved. The proposal not only applies to Dongguan, but all of Guangdong Province.

From now on, any visits to a bath house after 2am would be subject to the new requirement. This will, more than likely, have a negative impact on these businesses. On the plus side? It’s sure to inject some stimulus into fake ID shops.

This new requirement has come to light alongside other stiff new regulations we told you about earlier, such as no lights off, no locks on the doors, and no prostitution (of course).

So where are these massage places? Far be it from us to tell you. Just remember, be safe.

 

 

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Foreign Students Earn RMB 2,500 a Night as Prostitutes in Shanghai

Posted: 07/8/2014 1:55 pm

foreign exchange student prostituteA Shanghai man has been sentenced to seven years in jail for his role in operating a prostitution ring that employed foreign exchange students studying in China, reports Xinhua.

Wang, a recent university graduate, set up an escort business with expats and solicited clients on the internet. The prostitutes could earn upwards of RMB 2,500 per client, but had to split the profits with Wang, who was acting as an intermediary.

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Wang was able to provide a number of people from various countries, but most were foreign exchange students he had met in Shanghai. Wang was able to set up 15 transactions from 2012 to 2013.

Wang was sentenced along with two others, Xia and Liu. In passing its verdict, the People’s Court of Huangpu District said:

Xia was involved in the feet washing business. According to the illegal demands of clients, he would introduce them to prostitutes. At the same time, Wang provided prostitutes as per the clients’ demands. 

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Shenzhen Masseuse Beaten for Refusing to Provide Sexual Services

Posted: 06/24/2014 8:00 am
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Xiao Yan has suffered several tissue injuries.

While Guangdong has been singing the praises of the recent crackdown on the sex trade, which has seen over 3,000 arrests since February, one Shenzhen massage parlor has been accused of openly encouraging it.

RELATED: Man Goes for Massage in Shenzhen, Leaves Paralyzed

A 24 year-old woman named Xiao Yan who worked at the Golden Beach Club, a massage parlor in Bao’an District, was hospitalized with several tissue injuries following her refusal to provide “special services” to a client, Guangdong TV reported on June 23.

Xiao Yan lies on a hospital bed.

Xiao Yan’s troubles started two months ago when she was lured to the club by its hefty promise of RMB 10,000 in salary per month. The reality was something quite different, with Xiao Yan earning an average of only RMB 3,000 per month.

However, wage concerns were not her only issue. Among the list of services Xiao was expected to provide were sexual favors. “Some clients requested that we massage them with our breasts. (The club) asked us to massage clients’ genitals, and would give us a monthly salary for doing so. Many clients would be naked and ask to touch us, or even request we use our mouth,” Xiao Yan told the newspaper.

The notice allegedly issued by the club instructs its employees to use “special massaging techniques” on clients.

A signed notice, allegedly issued by the club, emphasized that if an employee doesn’t use “special massaging techniques” on clients, her bonus will be revoked, and the masseuse will be disciplined.

The club, however, fervently denies involvement in any illegal sexual services and claims that Xiao Yan initiated the attack on her supervisor, and that he was merely defending himself. Some female masseuses at the club interviewed by the newspaper denied that any sex is offered by the employees and insisted all services are strictly legitimate and non-sexual.

READ: Foshan Court Rules that Happy Ending Massages
Do Not Amount to Prostitution

It’s no secret that some high-powered officials have been actively shielding the sex trade business from prosecution. Since the province’s vice crackdown, Dongguan’s police chief has been sacked and, just recently, two local police chiefs were arrested for providing protection to the industry.

While it remains to be seen what really happened at the Golden Beach Club, the story has provoked many comments following its publication. By the end of June 23, it had attracted over 2,500 comments on QQ alone.

Most commentators asked Xiao Yan to quickly leave the city for fear of retribution. Aya wrote: “For your personal safety, I suggest you to leave as soon as possible. In regards to yellow (sex trade operators), black (underground organised gangs) and protection rackets, we ordinary people can’t mess with them.”

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Photos: Guangdong TV

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Mainland Prostitutes Rounded Up in Macau

Posted: 06/20/2014 2:09 pm

macau prostitution bustA late night raid by the Macau vice squad on June 19 has resulted in the capture of 29 mainland women suspected of engaging in prostitution on Jinguang Boulevard in Liudang District, reports Y Net.

Two mainland men were also detained in the raid, and are suspected of profiting from prostitution.

Ever since a crackdown on prostitution in Dongguan began last February resulting in over 3,000 people arrested, there has been an exodus of sex workers traveling to Shenzhen and beyond.

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Photos: Y Net

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