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Go-go going as Chinese women fuel Thai tourism boom

Go-go going as Chinese women fuel Thai tourism boom

October 20, 2017

BANGKOK, Oct 20 — For decades since the Vietnam war, the scantily clad dancers in the go-go bars of Bangkok's Patpong red-light district have been the face of Thailand's tourism industry. But last year for the first time, the country drew more women tourists than men as a surge in Chinese female visitors outweighed a longstanding distortion spurred by men drawn to the world's “sex capital.” The shift is welcome news for Thai authorities, who have tried to promote the country's... Read more

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A boy walks on the beach in the township of West Point, in Monrovia, Liberia October 20, 2017. ― Reuters pic

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