Does a ‘prostitute training course’ really advise Chinese sex workers about social media?

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The United States continues to fall behind China in every economic sector including, apparently, the high-end prostitution market.

The Daily Mail found a brief video that allegedly shows a small, intimate classroom filled with perhaps a dozen eager, young Chinese prostitutes taking a career enrichment course of sorts.

The stern, schoolmarmish teacher who leads the class is dressed in impeccable business attire. She wears wire-rimmed glasses. Her hair is pulled back as if she might have come from a meeting of investment bankers.

The video was leaked in February but has gone viral only recently. It’s not clear if it is authentic or an elaborate hoax. The Daily Caller doesn’t speak much Chinese and thus cannot verify its accuracy.

At about the one-minute mark of the clip below, the uncompromising teacher allegedly discusses her “business model” and explains that she wants to teach the working girls “something practical.” The goal is to find ways to acquire more high-quality johns and, ultimately, to increase revenue.

“We can increase the number of clients we reach” using social media, she allegedly proclaims.

“All of you want to have more clients — more tips — right?” she says, according to the Daily Mail. “I will teach you how to use social networking media skills to expand your client base.”

“You need to maintain emotional communication with clients,” she recommends.

The prostitution professor allegedly instructs her charges to use social media platforms to reach wealthy customers and also to avoid “diaosi” no harlot wants to have sex with. “Diaosi” is a slang term meaning “losers.”

“Whether it is Momo or WeChat, or Weibo, they are all very easy to use,” the teacher says.

Momo is an instant messaging app for smartphones that allows users to hit on talk to strangers in the immediate vicinity. WeChat is a mobile text and voice messaging app for mobile phones. Weibo is a Chinese microblogging platform.

At one point, one of the alleged call girls asks for a PowerPoint presentation of the class.

Near the end of the clip, the wise teacher tells her students that a successful strumpet utilizes attractive online photos.

“Let’s take a look at this girl,” she tells her young apprentices as she points to a picture. “Her makeup is great. It makes her look young and vibrant. Her eyes are especially pretty. They showcase a youthful spirit and a sweet smile.”

“The eyes are the window to her soul,” the sagacious instructor counsels.

Prostitution is illegal but generally tolerated in China, the Mail notes, but it is a growth industry all over the country, particularly in burgeoning urban areas.


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