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  • Sep 18, 2014
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Beijing police say 'happy ending' massages are illegal

Massage parlour “happy endings” are considered a form of prostitution and are therefore illegal, Beijing police confirmed on Thursday. This is in response to earlier reports in the southern province of Guangdong which suggested it could be in a legal grey area.

Thursday, 27 June, 2013, 6:12pm 5 comments

'Happy ending' massages not considered prostitution by Chinese court

The age-old debate on whether "manual stimulation" equates to prostitution – illegal but thriving in China – has recently been the subject of contention in the Guangdong city of Foshan.

26 Jun 2013 - 2:01pm

Zumba prostitute Alexis Wright sentenced to 10 months

A high-profile prostitution scandal featuring sex videos, adultery, exhibitionism and more than 100 clients drew to a close yesterday when a Zumba fitness instructor who turned her small town studio into a brothel was sentenced to 10 months in jail.

1 Jun 2013 - 5:34am

Letters to the Editor, May 25, 2013

Greed culture undermining spirit of giving

I refer to the report ("China Red Cross donations in doubt after new figures show discrepancies", May 20).

It indicated that funds collected by the Red Cross Society of China to help with relief efforts following the Sichuan earthquake could not be accounted for.

25 May 2013 - 5:27am

China needs to make reforms in dealing with prostitution

China's laws on prostitution are crystal clear: it is illegal. Yet no country has as many sex workers. Their services are visible and readily available and what has become a thriving industry is a currency of business and symbol of corruption. The result is that an already fragile part of the population is put at greater risk of abuse and vulnerability to sexually-transmitted diseases.

20 May 2013 - 1:51am 6 comments

Maverick Japanese mayor confuses prostitution with sex slavery

The right-wing revisionism of Japan's ruling party, stacked to the decks with organisation men who are either progeny of former war criminals and war profiteers, or unduly inspired by the warriors interred at the Yasukuni Shrine, is worrisome enough, but even independents are marching to the militant drumbeat.

20 May 2013 - 1:52am

'Ruby the heart stealer' denies Berlusconi sex allegations

The woman alleged to have had sex for money with former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi when she was just 17 testified in court for the first time yesterday at a trial of three friends accused of pimping for him.

18 May 2013 - 2:11am

Sex workers in China face police abuse, beatings and torture: Human Rights Watch

A new report, based on 140 interviews with sex workers, clients, police, public health officials and NGO workers, calls on the government to legalise solicitation, end crackdowns and prohibit arbitrary arrests and detentions.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Fleeced with the promise of sex

A gang of mainland women are using the promise of sex to trap and rob their victims in Yau Ma Tei, police warn.

1 Apr 2013 - 5:06am

Swiss man 'tricked' into sex with under-age Singaporean prostitute

Juerg Buergin, 41, is contesting charges filed against him and 50 other local and foreign men accused of paying for sex with the 17-year-old call girl in 2010 and 2011, a case involving prominent figures that caused a scandal in Singapore.

20 Mar 2013 - 4:27am