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Police raid 18,000 entertainment venues after expose on China's 'sex capital'
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 10:00 PM EST
Police say they have raided more than 18,000 entertainment venues in a southern province in the wake of a high-profile state media expose of China's sex trade in the region.
The 18,372 premises raided included including singing and dancing venues, saunas and massage parlors.
CCTV's report on China's "sex capital" was criticized by many members of the public, who expressed sympathy for the sex workers and suggested Dongguan's entrenched sex industry couldn't have survived without the support of police and local authorities.