Over 20,000 women and children rescued from trafficking gangs in China last year

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    Akhand Bharat
    BEIJING: Over 20,000 abducted women and children were rescued as Chinese police busted more than 3,000 human trafficking rings and gangs last year, highlighting a major problem faced by China.
    A report of the Chinese ministry of public security said in one of the cases police busted a ring that was trafficking Chinese women to Angola for prostitution.

    Chinese police across the country rescued 8,660 abducted children and 15,458 women in busts of 3,195 human trafficking gangs in 2011, the report said.

    It mentioned major cases tracked last year, citing a raid in which 19 women were rescued and 16 suspects apprehended in a ring trafficking Chinese women to Angola.

    The report also mentioned the ministry's work in facilitating abducted children to return home, such as setting up a DNA database for missing children, state-run Xinhua reported.

    But officials admit hundreds of kidnapped women and children remain to be traced, a major problem faced by China in the recent years.

    Eighty-nine children were rescued last year when police busted two major human trafficking rings in south China and arrested 369 suspects across the 14 provinces of the country.

    Child trafficking has emerged as a major challenge for the Chinese government in the recent years.

    According to unofficial data, two lakh children go missing in China every year and over six lakh missing children were yet to be traced.

    Most of those stolen are children of migrant workers who were traded for a few hundred dollars and few were ever found.

    The hunt for missing children also picked up pace in the recent years with microblog activists joining the search operations.

    Since April 2009, police nationwide saved 14,600 children and 24,800 women and solved more than 39,000 human trafficking cases.

    They claimed to have busted 4,885 criminal gangs.

    Over 20,000 women and children rescued from trafficking gangs in China last year - The Times of India

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