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Rise of Chinese-only prostitution catches Philippines by surprise

  • Hundreds of Chinese sex workers and brothel managers rounded up in raids described by the authorities as a ‘new development’
  • Rising vice cases are being linked to the online gambling companies that employ hundreds of thousands of often-undocumented Chinese workers
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Alan Robles

Alan Robles

Alan Robles has been a journalist for more than 30 years and has written for the SCMP since 2002. A freelance foreign correspondent specialising in politics, development, foreign affairs, science, environment and IT, he has a humour column at abs-cbnnews.com and runs the political satire site hotmanila.ph. He lectured for 12 years on digital media at the Internationales Institut fuer Journalismus in Berlin.