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There have been many reports of business travelers going to get a legitimate massage only to find themselves being propositioned.Even women can go for massages and be asked if they'd like something more than just a back massage.The oldest occupation in the world is illegal but as in most countries, prostitution in China is flourishing.It is relatively easy to avoid ladies of the night if you know what to look for but in some, especially small or locally-run hotels, it can become a nuisance as the room telephone rings at 11 pm to see if you would like a “massage.” Here is some information on what to watch out for so you don’t wind up in a sticky situation.If you feel threatened or uncomfortable, just leave the establishment and move on. The approach will probably be subtle if you are in an international hotel as these establishments try very hard to keep these women out of their hotels.In non-international hotels, especially in smaller cities, prostitution is sometimes wrapped right in the workings of the hotel.
Many businessmen find themselves being entertained by their Chinese hosts.
Often, they come into cities from the countryside on promises of decent jobs as waitresses and then have no way of returning home once they realize what is expected of them.
Demand for girls is, of course, an essential part of the problem.
For example, the on-site “spa” might just be a cover for in-house prostitutes.
You might get calls in your room late in the evening from women looking for clients.