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Invisible: Britain's Migrant Sex Workers

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"I regret not working in the sex trade as soon as I got here"

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/apr/15/brothel-regret-not-working-sex-trade

A fair piece. The majority of Chinese WGs are doing it through choice because they need/want the money, not because they have been coerced into it. Naturally establishments and "bosses" vary. Some are well run and really look after their girls, others may have an unpleasant mamasan like the one detailed in the extract.

It has to be said that Hsiao-Hung Pai is making something of an industry out of books like this and some (review by Katie Glass in The Sunday Times) have expressed reservations about certain of the author's conclusions, pointing out that most of the women in the book chose to be prostitutes rather than sticking with poorly paid jobs in catering or cleaning.

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