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Child Prostitution

The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

In the early years of the 21st Century                                        

Hong Kong

Hong Kong has a free market economy highly dependent on international trade and finance, which has left it heavily exposed to the global economic slowdown that began in 2008.

The territory has become increasingly integrated with mainland China over the past few years through trade, tourism, and financial links. The mainland has long been Hong Kong's largest trading partner,

During the past decade, as Hong Kong's manufacturing industry moved to the mainland, its service industry has grown rapidly and now accounts for more than 90% of the territory's GDP. Hong Kong's natural resources are limited, and food and raw materials must be imported.  [The World Factbook, U.S.C.I.A. 2009]

Description: HongKong

CAUTION:  The following links and accompanying text have been culled from the web to illuminate the situation in Hong Kong.  Some of these links may lead to websites that present allegations that are unsubstantiated, misleading or even false.   No attempt has been made to validate their authenticity or to verify their content.



If you are looking for material to use in a term-paper, you are advised to scan the postings on this page and others to see which aspects of child prostitution are of particular interest to you.  You might be interested in exploring how children got started, how they survive, and how some succeed in leaving.  Perhaps your paper could focus on runaways and the abuse that led to their leaving.  Other factors of interest might be poverty, rejection, drug dependence, coercion, violence, addiction, hunger, neglect, etc.  On the other hand, you might choose to write about the manipulative and dangerous adults who control this activity.  There is a lot to the subject of Child Prostitution.  Scan other countries as well as this one.  Draw comparisons between activity in adjacent countries and/or regions.  Meanwhile, check out some of the Term-Paper resources that are available on-line.


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General Situation of Children in Hong Kong

At one time this article had been archived and may possibly still be accessible [here]

[accessed 22 May 2011]


3.2 CHILD PROSTITUTION - Child prostitution does not occur on a large scale but from police raids of vice establishments, it is known that child prostitution does occur and more frequently so during summer school holidays. Young illegal immigrants from nearby countries are also found to engage in prostitution.


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Runaways - Where To Turn For Help Before You Are Homeless

Rebeccas Community -- This is for anyone aged up to 13 years old who is thinking about running away

[accessed 22 May 2011]

Here are the best phone numbers to call …They are Confidential - which means they won't tell anyone about your call unless you want them to talk to somebody for you, or you are in danger.  They are open 24 Hours - it doesn't matter what time you call.  In Hong Kong, call 852-9088-1023

Human Rights Reports » 2005 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

U.S. Dept of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, March 8, 2006

[accessed 8 February 2011]

HONG KONG – CHILDREN - The Domestic Violence Ordinance mandates substantial legal penalties for acts of child abuse such as battery, assault, neglect, abandonment, sexual exploitation, and child sex tourism, and the government enforced the law.

Five Years After Stockholm [PDF]

ECPAT: Fifth Report on implementation of the Agenda for Action

ECPAT International, November 2001

[accessed 13 September 2011]

[B] COUNTRY UPDATES – CHINA (INCLUDING HONG KONG) – In Hong Kong, CSEC is not considered a problem although sexual abuse of children is widespread. Neither UNICEF nor NGOs in the territory have programs on CSEC.

A Condensed Press Review Prepared By The Consulate General Of Switzerland

The Consulate General of Switzerland in Hong Kong, 01 October 2005 / No 21

[accessed 22 May 2011]

LEGAL AFFAIRS AND HUMAN RIGHTS - HK pledges to adopt UN child-protection law: During a UN Convention on the Rights of the Child hearing in Geneva the HK government representative declared that there is every intention to apply to HK the Optional Protocol on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography.

Indonesia's Shameful Export

Devi Asmarani, The Straits Times , 8 June 2004

[accessed 22 May 2011]

UNICEF says as many as 70,000 Indonesian children have been sold across the country's borders as sex commodities. They are employed in countries such as Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore.

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Torture in  [Hong Kong]  [other countries]
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