Chinese GDP Set To Plunge As Government Shuts 20 Million WeChat Prostitution Accounts

Tyler Durden's picture

WeChat, the popular instant messaging service in China, has been the subject of a 3-month crackdown on cyber-crime by police in the Guangdong Province where Tencent (WeChat's parent) is based. Having created a CNY 10 million fund for whistleblowers, the company reports:


WeChat has over 600 million active users (so there's stillplenty of pr0n we suspect), but we wonder just how much carnage this will do the now hookers-and-blow dominated GDP calculations of the world's major economies.

As Xinhua reports,

Tencent, the operator of WeChat, or Weixin, a popular instant messaging service in China, said Wednesday it has shut down 20 million prostitution-related WeChat accounts so far this year.


A three-month-long crackdown on cyber crime was initiated in February by police in south China's Guangdong Province, where Tencent is headquartered. The crackdown targeted online pornography and the spread of viruses on the Internet.


Tencent also closed 30,000 accounts that were selling fake goods on WeChat. Ten million illegal and fake advertisements have been pulled off on a daily basis over the past few months, the statement added.


In support of the campaign, Tencent set up a fund of 10 million yuan (1.6 million U.S. dollars) to encourage the public to report such crimes. So far, 250,000 yuan has been handed out, according to the statement.


WeChat now has over 600 million users, according to Tencent.

Brings a whole new meaning to the term crackdown...

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
youngman's picture

so few women there the ones that put out are a National treasure..sad

gh0atrider's picture

gh0atrider give you much better service than Buzzard!


DeadFred's picture

Looks like they will be joining the US trend for declining employment in that 16-25 yo age bracket,

Divided States of America's picture

LOL...I do know some of my asian friends pick up girls through that app...Wechat is just the abbreviation for W-hor-eChat.

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Yuan si sam ting? Mi wan yu mo ni. Ren min bi, no meiguo pei pa.

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

Most analysts at the firm Pu Tangguan are now bearish Jissbon, although Ho Kipohki expects a turnaround.

strangewalk's picture

But in China every barber shop, KTV or massage parlor, night club, bar, 95% of the hotels, all alleyways, half the streets and now even MacDonald's and KFC are outlets--total market penetration.  

strangewalk's picture

Confucius say: woman who use internet have hard drive

gh0atrider's picture

Cybercrime and Bitcoin is what it's all about.

Miles Ahead's picture

Dayam, that's a lotta hoes. 

Fixed it.

SoilMyselfRotten's picture

Chinese names don't end with an 'e', so didn't need fixin

Canadian Dirtlump's picture

Get it on, Bang Guangdong, get it on.


Are most of the hos there actually chinese or imports?

Headbanger's picture

Yeah some old T Rex:


Should be "Bang a Kong" for this thread.

LawsofPhysics's picture

Well, that certainly isn't going to improve their GDP.

Stoploss's picture

Maybe ZH will do a post on it.








LawsofPhysics's picture

Ya think?  The black market economy is exploding, glad I went long black markets, corruption and sharecropping...

pods's picture

Opening soon:  20 million massage related accounts.

Where there is a will, there is a way.  


JRobby's picture

Will UJerk be staying open?

Dr. Engali's picture

Why is that the prostitutes always have to take it on the chin?

goldhedge's picture

Either that or swallow?


ParkAveFlasher's picture

Yeah really.  They get the shaft, big time. 

zipit's picture

They don't know about the "clown face" over there?

hobopants's picture

Ya...something tells me they will find a "work around" to that problem. Working gals gotta work and all.

JustObserving's picture

Chinese politicians do not like honest competition?

adr's picture

600 million users! Facebook better snap them up for $100 billion before Google does.


OMG's picture

Sum ting wong

wee to lo to

bang de ho

wit de cumunist ye kno

stant's picture

I gave up waiting so i will have to ,here it comes. Ho li fuk

Bemused Observer's picture

I've got the feeling that there will be no "happy ending" to all this...

youngman's picture

First they lost all of their they lost all of their tough to be Chinese today

the not so mighty maximiza's picture

without sex men get grumpy and go to war

malek's picture

women too but they call it "divorce"

Jano's picture

All the time bad weather in China this year.

Itchy and Scratchy's picture

All 20m looked the same to me.

Bunga Bunga's picture

So who are going to fuck young Chinese men now? Looks like government shot itself in the foot.

NuYawkFrankie's picture

Confucius say:


Phone-sex chatters - filled with dejection,

Never again to have erection.

NuYawkFrankie's picture

AP Breaking.... In a bold bid to foil Govt. crack-down,

WeChat in name-change to YouSplat...