Sex Worker

More sex workers report abuse by police, survey finds

Sex workers' rights group Zi Teng protest in Wan Chai on Monday. Photo: Sam Tsang

An increasing number of sex workers report being blackmailed by police, according to a survey conducted by a group representing female sex workers' rights in Hong Kong.

Monday, 17 December, 2012, 6:01pm

Elsa Yang

Last year Elsa Yang Yee-shan's book about local sex workers, Whispers and Moans, was made into a film. Now she has reunited with director Herman Yau Lai-to create its sequel, True Women for Sale, which again has a local prostitute at the centre of the proceedings.

Why did you make a sequel to Whispers and Moans?

7 Dec 2008 - 12:00am


Should failure to pay wages be a criminal offence?

The secretary for labour and welfare has proposed to the secretary for justice that non-payment of wages be criminalised and that asset limits imposed on legal-aid applicants should be relaxed ('1 in 7 bosses ignores orders to pay staff',

April 7).

11 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Fake revolver seized in police ambush

A man carrying a fake revolver and police warrant was ambushed by police in Yau Ma Tei yesterday. Police had been hunting the air-conditioning technician, surnamed Lai, 24, since he allegedly robbed a sex worker of HK$3,000 on December 22 after producing the warrant. About 20 officers were involved in the ambush and subdued Lai after a struggle in Hi Lung Lane at about 6pm.

8 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Union fights for rights of men lured into sex work

Hong Kong has its first sex workers' union for men, which has revealed that poverty and joblessness have forced more than 1,500 men to sell their bodies.

The union claims the men - among them a 13-year-old boy and a 63-year-old former clerk - are subjected to police abuse and social discrimination.

11 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Groups struggle to help

Prostitution is such a controversial issue in Hong Kong that the two organisations providing counselling and advice to sex workers are constantly battling to secure funding.

15 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Sex worker dragged naked into street after robbery bid

A knife-wielding robber held his victim hostage and dragged her naked into the street in an attempt to escape police during a standoff in Sheung Shui yesterday.

The incident occurred after a robbery went awry in a one-woman brothel in San Shing Avenue at 2.30pm.

8 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Passer-by nets brothel thief

A 21-year-old man posing as a customer tried to rob a Thai sex worker in a one-woman brothel in On Ning Road, Yuen Long. He fled empty-handed and ran out of the building when the woman, 27, shouted for help. Police said the man was intercepted by a 36-year-old male passer-by who chased him and handed him over to police.

11 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

Dr Sex hotline open for consultations

WELCOME to the Dr Sex hotline. Lack of sexual drive? Press one. How to choose a condom, press two. For sexually transmitted diseases, press three. For using prostitutes and the commercial sex trade, press four. For fetishism, press five. Lost in love? Press six.

21 Jul 1996 - 12:00am