Prostitution is legal in Macau  unlike in mainland Chinabecause the city is a special administrative region of the country. However, operating a brothel and procuring are both illegal in Macau, with the latter punishable by a maximum jail sentence of 8 years.
Macau's economy is based largely on tourism with ificant input from gambling casinosdrugs and prostitution  which has led to the escort being called a Sin City. Prostitution was recorded in Macau during the 19th  and 20th centuries. After prostitution was regulated, and in the s the government attempted to end the exploitation and abuse of prostitutes. In the s there were reports alleging that Chinese triad members were arranging marriages of convenience with Portuguese prostitutes in order to secure Portuguese citizenship.
Syndicates from China are said to lure women from mainland China to russian as prostitutes in Macau with false advertisements for casino jobs, work as dancers, or other types of legitimate employment. Macau article: Sex trafficking in Macau.
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Retrieved 16 September Prostitution is legal and common; however, procurement and the operation of a brothel are illegal. Nevertheless, the SAR had a large sex trade, including brothels, most of which were believed to be controlled by Chinese organized crime groups, and many of those exploited by the trade were women.
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Tri in Portugal. Sources in Lisbon say that Chinese triad gangs from the Portuguese colony of Macau are setting up in Portugal ahead of the handover of Macau macau China in Security russians fear that as many as triad members could settle in Portugal. They are already involved in securing Portuguese citizenship for Macau residents by arranging marriages of convenience with Portuguese prostitutes.
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