To make equal return to; to remunerate; to recompense; to give an equivalent to; to requite suitably; as, to compensate a laborer for his work, or a merchant for his losses. To be equivalent in value or effect to; to counterbalance; to make up for; to make amends for.(援助交际) shortened form enkō (援交) means "compensated dating" and is a practice which originated in Japan where older men give money and/or luxury gifts to attractive women for their companionship and, possibly, for sexual favors.In the eyes of the general public, Shanghainese people are uniquely smart, have western culture and consumerism, but also save money at the same time.
However, according to , the court had already come to a verdict before it went public.November 10, Zhabei District Court office staff on the phone told China News Weekly, the compensated dating girl case already had a verdict, but what kind of sentencing and punishments are not be disclosed because the case involved, after all, many minors.“The principle of the court had told us not to disclose the specifics to the media.” The above message explained to some extent, why there are no more follow up coverage once the case went public.According to reports, when Xiaowen, Pingping and Nana started engaging in prostitution, they were all under 18. Due to family misfortune, Nana dropped out of the school and had been wandering in the streets. Since 2009, they communicated through the Internet and telephone etc..introduced each other or introduced other young girls to have sex with clients, and also collected service fees and referrals fees.