The Growing Trend of Migration among Sex Workers Migration is part and parcel of the sex workers community, but we see the movement of sex workers around Asia Pacific Region is getting much more active than before, with Hong Kong being a migration hub. It is because growing numbers of women are entering into the sex industry for better income due to the recent economic tsunami. On one side, this leads to intense competition among sex workers. While on the other side, when the government sees the sex industry is growing by leaps and bounds, fierce police raids and crackdown are then carried out to clear up the local sex industry so to maintain the status quos. Tense competition and frequent crackdown in the sex industry finally push many sex workers take up the choice of migration either legal or illegal and fly oversea to search for a better working environment. Many local Hong Kong sex workers who are able to pay more capital, those rich and more developed countries like Japan, Europe, England, Canada and Australia will be their popular destinations.
Chinese Propaganda Paints Hong Kong as a Spoiled Brat
Chinese Propaganda Paints Hong Kong as a Spoiled Brat – Foreign Policy
Prostitution in Hong Kong is itself legal, but organised prostitution is illegal, as there are laws against keeping a vice establishment , causing or procuring another to be a prostitute, living on the prostitution of others, or public solicitation. The most visible public venues for sex workers in Hong Kong, especially for tourists, are massage parlours and the so-called "Japanese style night clubs ". However, most of the commercial sex worker industry consists of women working in small, usually one room apartments, usually referred to as "one-woman brothels", the equivalent of the "walk-up brothel" in the United Kingdom. They advertise for clients through the Internet and local classifieds.
Prostitution in Hong Kong
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By using variations of the hashtag ptgf as shorthand, they connect with men on networks such as Instagram then switch to direct messaging to offer services and arrange to meet. Instagram says it has made ptgf and hkptgf unsearchable, but a host of new alternatives that add Chinese characters or initials to the original tag circumvent the block. Loneliness, curiosity, family breakdown and financial pressures are key motivators for young women to try it out, according to support workers on the ground. High-school student Kiki, a pseudonym she chose to protect her identity, started part-time sex work aged 17, saying it was easy to search for men on Instagram by using one of the ptgf tags. She admits she was nervous about meeting strangers, but the financial incentive outweighed her doubts.