China arrests 355, rescues 89 from child abduction

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BEIJING — A national operation in China has busted nine child abduction gangs, arresting 355 suspects and rescuing 89 children.

China’s Ministry of Public Security says it conducted the nine-province operation in December after receiving reports of child abductions from southern China’s Fujian and Yunnan provinces.

The ministry said Monday that the suspects bought abducted children in provinces including Yunnan and Sichuan and transported them to other provinces, where they were sold for huge profits.

Despite severe legal punishments that include the death penalty, child trafficking is a big problem in China. The commerce is highly profitable for sellers, and the demand is strong, driven partly by the traditional preference for male heirs, a strict one-child policy and ignorance of the law.

In 2011, Chinese police rescued 8,660 abducted children.

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  • entong238

    PRO RH NOW IT’S IN YOUR FACES THE HEINOUS EFFECT OF ONE CHILD POLICY THOUGH NOT CLEARLY STATED BUT THE DIRE NEED OF MANPOWER MADE THIS TRADE A LUCRATIVE BUSINESS. 

    • http://twitter.com/bigg_dawg big dawg

      don’t worry, the government is not limiting how many children we should have. if you want 1,2,3,4,5 kids, feel free. but if you only want 5 and not six, you can avail of the free family planning tools and meds so you won’t get a surprise of having an unplanned baby

    • 1GeorgeTolentino2

      This kind of thinking is precisely the reason why the RH Bill was enacted successfully. Too narrow minded and seeing things that do not exist in the RH Law. The lesson that should be learned by the Bishops and Anti RH advocates is: lying, double talk and plainly being crazy does not work as a strategy!

    • wawa2172

      Kaya mahigpit ang one child policy nang China is because they know the net effect of over population. China is a super power and there is no question about it. It has world biggest army in terms of number. But being a communist country China is very secretive of the poverty in the mainland. Napakaraming nag hihirap sa China at mas marami pa sa Pinas. Masisipag at kuripot ang mga intsik kaya kahit noodles araw-araw ay ok na sa kanila. My parents are Fil-Chinese and so do is my wife. I was not force to marry a Chinese. I meet my wife while giving a lecture in our company and I am one of the participants. To make the story short, di ko na siya tinantanan. She is for RH law too, for responsible parenthood. Bakit maraming bata na nag papalaboy laboy sa lansangan? Ito ay dahil sa irresponsible parenthood, basta pleasurable ang mag talik ok na kahit walang kasiguruhan ang buhay. In this country we have a lot of batang hamog, batang rugby or singhot, batang prosti, batang killer, batang snatcher at mga batang ama at ina.

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