Zi Teng

Raid on gang running sex service in four-star hotels

Police have broken up a prostitution syndicate that brought sex workers from Thailand and the mainland to Hong Kong to ply their trade in four-star hotels.

A flat in Tsing Yi was used to match up clients and prostitutes and make payments.

Friday, 16 September, 2011, 12:00am

Police getting free sex, prostitute survey claims

Undercover police had sex with prostitutes and free massages before arresting the women involved, a survey of sex workers has found.

There were 34 cases of violence and abuse by police officers in the three months to the end of June, far exceeding the number of cases involving other clients, said the sex workers' rights group Zi Teng, which conducted the survey.

14 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Group battles mindset over use of condoms

The incentive to use a condom is lower when people are in a relationship or married to their sex partner, a survey shows.

7 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Compensated dating tactics change

Girls who go on compensated dates are finding their clients in new and more obscure ways, such as through online game chat rooms. And to avoid attention from police and the media - with their blatant advertisements on internet forums gradually being driven out - they are also seeking new clients among the friends of existing clients.

21 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

A risky business that might end in violence

Girls who go on compensated dates are unable to ward off violent patrons no matter how cautious they are, a concern group for sex workers says.

The girls usually meet their potential clients in public places such as shopping malls and chat to them to gauge their character.

17 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Prudish stance keeps facts about the birds and the bees at bay

Ever wonder why young people in Hong Kong are so appallingly ignorant about the birds and the bees? What Ng Man-lun of the Hong Kong Sex Education Association said about the group's difficulty in finding a venue to open this year's sex education festival might explain why.

18 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Crowds flock to sexuality festival

Long lines and cold weather did little to deter crowds from swamping an open-air sexuality festival in Central yesterday that featured talks by sex workers and body art exhibitions.

On the other side of town, Catholic Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun condemned the exhibition's sexual openness and led a group of teenagers in taking vows of chastity.

1 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

'Bus Uncle' surfaces yet again at polls to champion for prostitutes

While political parties and groups are gearing up for the Legislative Council election fray, one familiar name that has appeared in the run-up to elections over the past 12 years is back.

19 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Asylum seeker 'strip-searched 60 times'

A Sri Lankan asylum seeker claims he was strip-searched 60 times over the two months he was shuttled between a detention centre and various police stations during the year he spent in custody.

The revelations came as guidelines on searches took effect this month after an incident in May in which police came under fire for strip-searching a domestic helper.

17 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Sex workers slam brothel inspection by police posse

A sex workers' group has accused police of stooping to new lows by taking government workers along to inspect their places of work.

The group said police had pushed their way into sex workers' apartments with more than 10 people from different government departments, none of whom offered proof of identification.

29 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Taoist ceremony remembers 20 prostitutes killed in past decade

Zi Teng, a concern group for prostitutes, held a public Taoist memorial ceremony yesterday at its rooms in Prince Edward for the 20 sex workers killed in Hong Kong since 1997.

Spokeswoman Elaine Lam Yee-ling said some of the killers were still at large. 'The aim is to provide an opportunity for people to extend their condolences to the deceased and their families,' she said.

28 Mar 2008 - 12:00am


How can sex workers be protected?

Following the murder of four prostitutes, concern has been expressed about the safety of sex workers.

A sex workers' concern group, Zi Teng, has set up a network 'that allows prostitutes to keep in touch with each other when they are with a client' ('Concern group sets up network for sex workers' safety', March 18).

25 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Vice industry's future must be debated

The shades-of-grey legal status of Hong Kong's sex industry means that it is rarely mentioned publicly. Only when prostitutes are brutalised or murdered, such as with last week's killings of four sex workers, does our conservative society broach the dilemma of how the industry should be accommodated.

24 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Worldwide study 'backs legalising sex trade'

We'll pay tax if our work is legal, say prostitutes

Hong Kong should legalise the sex trade but not set up a red-light district, according to the preliminary findings of a three-year study on prostitution businesses in the city and around the globe.

22 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Arrest of man in connection with fourth murder fails to allay fears of prostitutes

A 32-year-old man was in custody last night after being arrested in connection with the killing of a prostitute whose naked body was found at her one-woman brothel in North Point.

He was nabbed by Organised Crime and Triad Bureau detectives during a raid on a public housing flat in Chai Wan early yesterday.

21 Mar 2008 - 12:00am