Is selling sex criminalised?

Yes selling sex is illegal, not under the criminal law but under administrative law. Working as a sex worker while living with HIV or while having an STI is also a criminal offence.

Is buying sex criminalised?

Yes - buying sex is illegal, also as an administrative offence.

Is organising/managing criminalised?

Yes - it is offence under criminal law to organise or profit from sex work, this law also applies to people such as managers of hotels, restaurants, bars and taxi companies who are involved in organising.

Is there mandatory HIV/STI testing?


Is there mandatory registration?


Is sex work recognised as work?


Is sex work decriminalised with limited regulation?


Sources/further reading

UNDP et al (2012) Sex Work and the Law in Asia and the Pacific: Laws, HIV and human rights in the context of sex work, available at Law on Penalties for Admnistration of Public Security - The Realistic Problem to China's Prostitution Problem -

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