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Arrests and online criticism after China prostitution exposé

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An exposé by China's state broadcaster on rampant prostitution in the country's "sex capital" Dongguan triggered a huge police operation -- as well as a surprising online backlash. 

Suspects crouch by a wall during a police raid on an entertainment center in Dongguan, China's Guangdong province on February 9, 2014

More than 6,000 police officers swept through hundreds of hotels, saunas and karaoke parlours in the city, in the southern province of Guangdong, arresting 67 people, shuttering 12 venues and suspending two police chiefs, state media said.

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