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When people are resorting to insults, you know they have run out of reason.

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robert237 Post time: 2018-1-16 22:21
You ought to know.

Isn't it shameful for a nominally communist polity to tolerate a town that thrives almost exclusively on sin?

I am just curious, Robert: You as this site's most trusted Communist agitator should hae a relevant opinion on such facts. There also is the sinfulness of gambling dens that exist everywhere in China, though usually camouflaged. More open gambling takes place in Chinese-owned casinos inside "communist" Laos.

Do you know that many punters indebt themselves inside these casinos to Chinese thugs and triads and that some of these unlucky gamblers pay with their lives when they have lost fortunes in the casino?

What does your communist conscience feel about this?

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sfphoto Post time: 2018-1-17 03:17
But Dongguan is the exception not the rule. And that’s only because HK and Taiwanese businessmen  ...

I find your claim ridiculous. Dongguan the exception??? It used to be an exceptionally big swamp of prostitution but as a city of adult entertainment it was nothing out of the ordinary in China.

Think what happened to Haikou and Sanya! About ten years ago Hainan was awarded the right to hold the Miss World Beauty pageant. Hainan immediately got invaded by hordes of hookers. They service Russian and Chinese tourists now and the hotel room prices have gone through the roofs. Last year or the year before last, Ordos was given the same treatment. That was probably because Ordos is home to a large ghost town in need of buyers of empty flats.

The one thing that Chinese cities don't have is red light districts. But you can always find prostitutes willing to perform their services even in small towns.

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Post time 2018-2-13 08:57:30 |Display all floors
Rise of Prostitution and Sex Industry in China

The sex industry is growing rapidly. Even small cities have their own entertainment districts. Estimates of the numbers of prostitutes in China range from 3 million according to officials estimates by the government to 10 million by the U.S. State Department to 20 million by one Chinese economist. By one count there around 1 million full-time prostitutes in China and perhaps 8 to 10 million more that sometimes accept money and gifts for sex. One marker of the booming sex industry in Shenzhen---both in terms of prostitutes and misstresses---is the high number of children born out-of-wedlock.

China has roughly 4 million to 6 million sex workers, according to a 2010 World Health Organization paper, and they can be found in every city, working out of hair salons, karaoke bars, hotels, massage parlors, bars, barber shops and on the street. [Source: William Wan, Washington Post, May 13, 2013 <>]

William Wan wrote in the Washington Post, “For decades after the Communist Party took control in 1949, prostitution was virtually nonexistent, banned by leader Mao Zedong and stamped out as a symptom of capitalism unfit for the new utopian proletarian state. But during the past three decades of breakneck economic growth, prostitution has reemerged as part of the dark and little'discussed flip side of China's economic miracle. <>

“As millions of rural men moved to China's cities for work, prostitution became commonplace in the crowded shantytowns where they lived, experts say. Demand also has been driven by a gender imbalance, with the strict one-child policy resulting in higher numbers of men than women. In addition, gender inequality, which limits education and economic opportunities for women, has pushed more of them into the sex trade, the study says. <>

Prostitutes used to be found mostly in well known bars and karaokes in the major cities. Now they are found everywhere: on university campuses, in residential neighborhoods and even at Wal-art stores in almost every town in every province Customers are often secured through cell phone and Internet services. These days there are so many prostitutes that an oversupply has forced prices down. Workers that earned $30 a trick in 2005, could only make $20 in 2006 and were earning only $13 a trick in 2007. There are some prostitutes that are so desperate they service scores of migrant workers for $1 a piece under bridges and overpasses.One 22-year-old prostitute told the Washington Post, “Though the price has gone down, the number of customers is up. I used to receive two visitors before, and now I have to do three to four a day. My income is the same. I just have to work a little harder."

The rise in prostitution is more a manifestation of a lack of well-paying jobs than a loss morality. Many prostitutes send a large portion of their income to their families and to their hometowns. One prostitute who worked in a textile factory and as a dishwater in a hotel before turning tricks told the Washington Post, “There was a karaoke parlor in the hotel.. .And all the girls didn't have to work at all. Yet they made big money. I worked all day and made 400 yuan [$53] a month. it's because of money that I became “bad," and joined the business."

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