Taiwan to Legalize an Ugly Trade

From early next year, two controversial new regulations that Taiwan's Kuomintang government has been pushing through are expected to give the island's already-flourishing sex trade a serious boost. In an effort to clean up the sex trade, the government is expected to decriminalize prostitution. Analysts say that among the Chinese "tourists" to be allowed to enter the country individually will be a flood of sex workers. A second measure allows sex workers to establish "individual studios" with three to five staff members – making hookers small businesspersons.

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