The system of buying and selling female children and of domestic servitude with which they must be identified is so glaring an abuse of legitimate Chinese domestic servitude that it calls for corrective measures entirely apart from any considerations connected with the general body of Chinese society. Many migrant sex workers arrive on a short tourist visa and try to make as much as money as possible by prostituting illegally before leaving Hong Kong, some returning frequently. Lam says these women may be trafficked to the city under the guise of becoming domestic helpers, temporary workers, or arrive as tourists. She screamed and tried to escape but the four women overpowered her. Print Email Hong Kong women are being kept in slave-like conditions in Australian brothels and some local travel agencies are facilitating the abuse, according to media reports and advocacy groups. But just hours after she arrived in the city, Nong not her real name was plunged into a nightmare that involved kidnap, rape, and threats to her family back home. However, the truly trans-national reach of the crime syndicate behind her misery meant her - and her family's ordeal - had only just begun. There are also "underground" organisations such as Thai restaurants and escort bars that arrange for foreign usually Thai and mainland girls to gain work in Hong Kong legally with an entertainment visa, but in fact they actually work in go-go bars in Wan Chai or other hostess clubs around Hong Kong. They furnished pilots and supplies of provisions to British men-of-war and troop ships when doing so was by the Chinese Government declared treason, unsparingly visited with capital punishment. Usually pimps or gangsters are not involved and the prostitute will loiter in the street in search of customers. Last year there were only four recorded cases of human trafficking that are now in court, all of which involve organised prostitution. The latter, again, used to be preyed upon—till quite recently His Excellency Governor Hcnnessy stopped this fiendish practice—by informers paid with Government money, who would first debauch such women and then turn round against them charging them before the magistrate as keepers of unlicensed brothels, in which case a heavy fine would be inflicted, to pay which these women used to sell their own children, or sell themselves into bondage worse than slavery, to the keepers of the brothels licensed by Government. Hongkongers 'slaves' in Sydney brothels. Those protected women, moreover, generally act as protectors each to a few other Tan-ka women who live by sly prostitution.