A suspected prostitute puts on clothes at a hotel room during a police raid in Dongguan, Guangdong, where Eileen Tsang conducted the candid interviews with sex workers and their clients that are at the heart of her book about China’s sex trade. Photo: Reuters

Inside China’s sex trade: seduction, sympathy, survival, and pride in ‘emotional labour’ – prostitutes and their clients tell all to a Hong Kong academic

  • For a business that’s officially outlawed, prostitution in China is flourishing, as Eileen Tsang found out working at a bar in sex industry hotspot Dongguan
  • Sex workers tell her their tricks and their hopes, why they prefer sex work to factory work, and how much of the job is about flattering and listening to men
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A suspected prostitute puts on clothes at a hotel room during a police raid in Dongguan, Guangdong, where Eileen Tsang conducted the candid interviews with sex workers and their clients that are at the heart of her book about China’s sex trade. Photo: Reuters
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