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Prostitution in Hong Kong

Travel agency linked to vice racket

A travel agency allegedly helped book rooms at four-star hotels for mainland prostitutes, including illegal immigrants, as part of a vice racket.

Wednesday, 15 February, 2012, 12:00am

Lust will and testament

The Hong Kong of 1850 was a fast-growing immigrant city, with a crime rate to match. Police corruption was rife and, in the two decades after the island was ceded to Britain, more than three-quarters of the population was involved in triad activities.

Opium and prostitution were both legal and highly popular, while gambling was big business.

21 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Police bullying us, say prostitutes

Hundreds of prostitutes have complained to a support group that the police coerced them into revealing the websites on which they advertised and the contact details of their landlords and real estate agents, the group said yesterday.

29 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Triad-linked websites blatantly selling sex in flats are closed

Police have closed triad-linked websites blatantly selling sex in apartments in residential areas.

But long-suffering residents, business owners and district councillors urged police to remain vigilant of internet operators selling sexual services.

One building raided by police had 19 women operating in tiny partitioned rooms.

18 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

8 mainland women held after hotel vice raid

Police say they have smashed a triad-controlled prostitution ring operating at a three-star hotel in Yau Ma Tei that used women from the mainland who were smuggled into Hong Kong.

12 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

The good women of Hong Kong

Li Li is a forty-something Hong Kong woman who preferred to have her name changed for this story. She is sharp, confident, diplomatic, and makes her point clearly.

There are good reasons why Li Li wants to remain anonymous, even though over the past six years the sex worker has been an outspoken activist for prostitutes' rights.

6 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Kept in the dark on industry facts

Despite claims that Hong Kong is a transit point for prostitutes, authorities appear reluctant to tackle the problem head on

15 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Sex workers buy travel permits for $1,500

Guangdong agencies are linked to racket bringing in prostitutes

Mainland women seeking work as prostitutes in Hong Kong are buying documents using false identities for as little as $1,500 from Guangdong travel agencies, government sources told the Sunday Morning Post.

6 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Police vow to target illegals hiding on farms

Police are to step up raids on abandoned pig and poultry farms in Yuen Long after an increasing number of mainland residents were found to be working illegally.

The move comes after at least 70 makeshift huts with beds and cooking facilities were discovered.

5 May 2003 - 12:00am


About 60 Shamshuipo residents staged a protest march urging officials to bar mainland prostitutes from entering Hong Kong. Men said they were frequently harassed by prostitutes, and women said they were sometimes mistaken for sex workers. 'When you walk around in the area some men stare at you and ask how much you charge - it's so embarrassing for us,' said one.

13 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Prostitutes from China take over

MAINLANDERS are fast replacing other Asian women as the most common foreign prostitutes in Hong Kong, according to the police.

31 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Bar arrests

TEN Korean women were found working as ''public relations officers'' in karaoke bars during a series of police raids in Tsim Sha Tsui. Three Hong Kong men and 33 women of various nationalities - including 13 local underage girls, two Filipinas, one Chinese illegal immigrant, and the Korean group - were arrested.

29 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Dragnet rounds up 800 prostitutes

ALMOST 800 foreign prostitutes have been arrested in Mongkok in a series of operations police believe has financially crippled the district's sex-for-sale syndicates.

The prostitutes, mostly from Thailand and the Philippines, were sometimes caught within hours of arriving in the territory.

12 Nov 1993 - 12:00am