Last legal brothel in Yilan, Taiwan closes doors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The last legal brothel in northeastern Taiwan's Yilan County has closed its doors after its owner died and the police revoked its license. Pine Moon House (松月屋), which i...

Taipei may consider legalized prostitution zone in Wanhua District

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On August 10, historian Kao Chuan-chi (高傳棋) revealed on Facebook that he had a conversation with Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) about creating a legalized, government-regulated p...

China's congress meeting brings crackdown on critics

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have shut down activist Ye Haiyan's blogs and forced her to move from one city to another. Left with few options, she now produces socially conscious paintings to ma...

German lawmakers OK bill to make life safer for sex workers

BERLIN (AP) -- German lawmakers have approved a bill to make life safer for sex workers, including making the use of condoms obligatory.Legislation in 2002 that legalized prostitution gave sex workers...