Esther, who has left behind the world of compensated dating. Photo: Sylvia Yu

Child sex abuse, compensated dating: Christmas trends Hong Kong would rather ignore

  • Police and social workers say compensated dating is nothing more than a euphemism for prostitution – often involving minors. And it hits a height in the holidays, when some are desperate for money and others for company
Topic |   Sex and relationships

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Esther, who has left behind the world of compensated dating. Photo: Sylvia Yu
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Sylvia Yu

Sylvia Yu

Sylvia Yu is an award-winning journalist and writer specialising in human trafficking issues. She is also the author of the book Silenced No More: Voices of Comfort Women.

Andrew Raine

Andrew Raine

Andrew has been in newspaper journalism for the past two decades. In addition to Hong Kong, he has worked for publications in London, the Middle East and the Caribbean.