BEIJING Police in China's capital said on Sunday they had investigated hundreds of cases of suspected prostitution, in a rare public announcement on a crackdown against illegal vice.
The police action was focused on the districts of Dongcheng in the east of Beijing and Haidian in the northwest, Beijing police said on their Twitter-like Weibo microblog.
They did not say if they had detained any suspects.
While prostitution is banned in China, it is widespread.
(Reporting by Ryan Woo; Editing by Robert Birsel)