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China's 2014 crackdown on Dongguan's sex trade

Published 0459 GMT (1259 HKT) May 20, 2015
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This picture taken on February 9, 2014 shows an alleged sex worker and client during a raid on an entertainment center in Dongguan, in southern China's Guangdong province. STR/AFP/Getty Images
This picture taken on February 9, 2014 shows a Chinese policeman keeping curious onlookers back during a raid on an entertainment center in Dongguan. STR/AFP/Getty Images
This picture taken on February 9, 2014 shows workers crouching by a wall during a police raid on an entertainment center in Dongguan. An exposé by China's state broadcaster on rampant prostitution in the country's 'sex capital' Dongguan triggered a huge police operation. STR/AFP/Getty Images
This picture taken late on February 9, 2014 shows Chinese police taking away alleged sex workers and clients at an entertainment center in Dongguan, sometimes called China's "Sin City." STR/AFP/Getty Images
This picture taken on February 9, 2014 shows Chinese police rounding up alleged sex workers and clients. The raids lasted several months and their impact is still being felt more than a year later. STR/AFP/Getty Images
This picture taken late on February 9, 2014 shows an alleged sex worker and client during a raid on an entertainment center in Dongguan. STR/AFP/Getty Images