Thursday, October 29, 2009

Chinese Government Posts Pictures of Recovered Kidnapped, Stolen, Sold Children in Effort to Find Parents

Chinese officials try to find parents of 60 lost children
October 29, 2009

"The Chinese government is trying to find the parents of these 60 homeless children, some of them so young that they had not yet developed the strength to hold their own heads up.
This week the Chinese Ministry of Public Security posted pictures of these rescued children on its Web site.
Many of them had similar stories. They were kidnapped, stolen or sold and somehow had been rescued by authorities.
Police tried to find their parents but could not find them through the national DNA database, state-run China Daily reported.
And for the first time, the Ministry of Public Security posted their pictures...

About 30,000 to 60,000 children are reported missing every year, but it is hard to estimate how many are involved in child trafficking cases, the Ministry of Public Security told China Daily.
Police have rescued 2,000 children this year since China launch a nationwide anti-trafficking campaign, China Daily reported.

But after rescuing the children finding the parents can prove difficult. One issue is that in some cases the parents sold the children."
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