Closing the door on sex and the city

China's clampdown on the world’s oldest profession – worth an estimated one trillion yuan – will have serious economic consequences at a time when the economy is already under considerable pressure.

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Police officers escort suspected prostitutes and their customers out of a hotel during a campaign to crack down on prostitution in Dongguan city, south Chinas Guangdong province, 9 February 2014. AAP

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