Although the triads in Hong Kong had some indirect links with those in China, the take-off of Hong Kong triads was a direct response to the conflicts between different migratory dialect groups for job opportunities in the labour market by the turn of the 20th century. According to the record of the Hong Kong police, there were more than triad societies in the region. Most of them were established between and Nowadays, there are around 50 triad societies still existing in Hong Kong, about 15 of which regularly come to police attention.
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Sex is the most active information network in Hong Kong for sex workers , established in as an advertising platform. Although two generations of its supposed principals were arrested and tried, it continued to enjoy a near-monopoly of the online Hong Kong sex trade. In December , New Territories South Police shut down Sex and claimed a victory in neutralising the vice ring that was behind the website. During raids on 38 locations in the territory, people, including the alleged mastermind and his wife, were arrested. In , the two programmers who created the site were convicted of one count each of "conspiring to live off the earnings of prostitution arising from the ads that appeared on their website".
By using variations of the hashtag ptgf as shorthand, they connect with men on networks such as Instagram then switch to direct messaging to offer services and arrange to meet. Instagram says it has made ptgf and hkptgf unsearchable, but a host of new alternatives that add Chinese characters or initials to the original tag circumvent the block. Loneliness, curiosity, family breakdown and financial pressures are key motivators for young women to try it out, according to support workers on the ground.