Prostitution in Hong Kong
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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. Most popular mainstream newspapers will carry such classifieds with brothel guides as an insert within racing form guides. This required all brothels to be registered and inmates to undergo regular health checks. In Hong Kong, with a population of ,,  boasted legal brothels with over 7, licensed prostitutes.
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Sex is the most active information network in Hong Kong for sex workers , established in as an advertising platform. Although two generations of its supposed principals were arrested and tried, it continued to enjoy a near-monopoly of the online Hong Kong sex trade. In December , New Territories South Police shut down Sex and claimed a victory in neutralising the vice ring that was behind the website.