From People.com.cn, translated by EastSouthWestNorth:
The following is a photo-play by a reporter from the Strait Metropolis News (Fuzhou) working undercover to investigate a “Disappearing Fairies” racket in China (see People.com.cn, December 31, 2005)
The scene is Lin Zexu Plaza in Fuzhou city, Fujian province, China. It is well known that there were a dozen or so
females who hung around the plaza, propositioning male passersby (no matter their age or dress).
Since December 4, the reporter had been conducting a month-long investigation. According to the observations the women and their male companions began work every day at 9am and finish around 9pm. On the most productive day, more than 20 men fell for the scam. But the police said that they did not receive any complaints from anyone. The reporter went through the plaza twice and encountered the same situation on both occasions. The women all said that they lived close by, just two to three minutes by motorcycle and they refused to go anywhere else.
On December 8, the reporters communicated with the local police and set up a sting. Two reporters went into the Lin Zexu plaza and were immediately surrounded by a group of women.