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China executes female leader of massive prostitution ring

China has executed a female head of a gang that that forced hundreds of women to work as prostitutes.

A court in Chongqing city sentenced Wang Ziqi to death in August 2010 after convicting her of organizing and leading a criminal organization that lured hundreds of women to beauty salons or hotels, The BBC reports. 

She and her sister Wang Wanning would control the women by methods such as seizing their identity cards, confiscating their earnings and detaining them illegally, according to cqnews.net. 

Ziqi is one of many gang members to have been sentenced to death or executed in Chongqing since 2009.

According to the report, Chongqing has been the scene of a drive against corruption and organised crime.

Chongqing's Communist Party chief, Bo Xilai, has been waging a high-profile campaign in the city to smash corruption and criminal gangs. (ANI)

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