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China TV expose on sex workers sparks angry backlash
China TV expose on sex workers sparks angry backlash

BEIJING -- A salacious investigative report on state-run Chinese television, detailing widespread prostitution in the southern city of Dongguan, boomeranged on broadcaster CCTV on Monday as a vocal contingent of citizens rallied to the defense of the city’s sex workers and others wondered what political motives might lie behind the expose. In the extensive segment aired Sunday night, CCTV reporters using hidden cameras visited several upscale hotels, including a Sheraton, and karaoke clubs in Dongguan. Staff escorted the journalists to hotel rooms and ballrooms, where young women in revealing clothing would parade in for their choosing. Supervisors would explain the...

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