Beijing police investigate hundreds of prostitution suspects

BEIJING (REUTERS) – Police in China’s capital said on Sunday (Dec 25) they had investigated hundreds of cases of suspected prostitution, in a rare public announcement on a crackdown against illegal vice.  

The police action was focused on the districts of Dongcheng in the east of Beijing and Haidian in the northwest, Beijing police said on their Weibo microblog.  

They did not say if they had detained any suspects.  

While prostitution is banned in China, it is widespread.