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Tuesday, 3 March, 1998, 22:06 GMT
Chinese women "forced into prostitution" in US

An American television documentary says young Chinese women are being smuggled into the United States and then forced to work as prostitutes.

The programme's reporter Peter Kwong told the BBC he used a hidden camera to record and detail the women's plight.

He said the women were charged up to forty thousand dollars each to get into the United States, and were then made to repay the money through prostitution.

The CBS documentary looked at brothels in New York and in North Carolina

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