ARCHIVE 2001-2008: 2006 - EAST CHNA: b83

With the arrival of capitalism in China, umpteen state-owned enterprises have vanished, taking jobs with them. Many prostitutes in China work out of hair salons that have a very basic room behind them in which they see clients. For countless young women, such as Ms. Hong in Xiangfan, Hubei, prostitution is the only way to make a living, especially in the more impoverished areas of the country.

With the arrival of capitalism in China, umpteen state-owned enterprises have vanished, taking jobs with them. Many prostitutes in China work out of hair salons that have a very basic room behind them in which they see clients. For countless young women, such as Ms. Hong in Xiangfan, Hubei, prostitution is the only way to make a living, especially in the more impoverished areas of the country.