As with many Chinese-run brothels in the UK, though, she catered to a largely white male clientele. When I rang, Grace's first question was whether I would be both a maid and a part-time xiaojie female sex worker. In a Chinese-run brothel, the xiaojies are high above the baomu housekeeper in the labour hierarchy. They are the means of profits, the yao-qian-shu money tree , while the maids are far more dispensable in the eyes of the owners. Some maids are encouraged to become zhuangzhong stand-in sex workers during busy periods , and those who agree to fulfil such a dual role are highly sought after.
Being on a dating app = loser
The London dream
An investigation into Northern Ireland's sex trade has revealed Asian migrants are drawn in due to people's smuggling debts. Lisa recruits Asian sex workers for her Belfast brothel through classified adverts in Chinese language newspapers. They'd previously organised some child minding jobs for her. When she arrived she discovered there were no children. She saw other women in the house but wasn't allowed to talk to them.
A brutal awakening
Her friends later learned that she had been working as a prostitute in an illegal massage parlour. One of those friends, Jenny Lu, a Taiwanese art school graduate, began a journey to find out about her secret life. She looked really normal," recalls director Lu. She went to London because she wanted a better life. But she ended up living a double life that no-one knew about. They were immigrants from mainland China, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand.
With more and more Chinese people starting to use dating apps in London, there are some cultural differences you should know before you date one. In Chinese language, the face is not just the piece of skin on the front of your head, but the reputation of a person. Chinese people take fame and shame very seriously. Sometimes, even more than their life. While Chinese people care so much about their face, it appears to be shameful to be using a dating app. To someone Chinese, being on a dating app is equal to telling others you are sad and have no friends, and thus a loser in life.