China returns 10 children abducted from Vietnam
More News from Associated Press
BEIJING—Chinese authorities have returned 10 children who were abducted and taken from Vietnam.
The Ministry of Public Security said late Friday that Chinese law officials held a ceremony with their Vietnamese counterparts to officially send the children home.
It says China rescued the children in 2011 after learning about the cross-border abduction cases. The children ranged in age from 10 days to 7 months at the time of their rescue. The ministry says China has arrested 43 suspects, including 10 Vietnamese.
The ministry says that since 2009, China has rescued and returned 1,804 Vietnamese women and 41 children.
A growing gender imbalance caused by an official one-child policy and preference for male heirs have fueled an underground market for abducted women and children in China.
Get Inquirer updates while on the go, add us on these apps:
Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94