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Authorities launch website to find parents of abducted children

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Text by FRANCE 24 (with wires)

Latest update : 2009-10-29

Since April this year, Chinese police have rescued 2,008 children from gangs looking to sell them on. Authorities have set up a website to try to track down the families of 60 of the youngsters.

More than 2,000 children have been rescued from human trafficking gangs in China over the past six months.

Police have now set up a website to try to find the families of 60 that remain unaccounted for, the China News Service reported.

The website includes information on where they believe the children were kidnapped and where they were discovered.

Authorities have also registered the blood type and DNA of the children to make sure all claims are genuine.

One-child family planning rule

The trafficking of women and children remains common in China, a phenomenon that has been linked by come to China's one-child family planning rule which has forced women to give up their second and third babies.

Women are also trafficked to be sold to men in remote areas who are unable to find brides due to a growing gender imbalance stemming from sex-selective abortions of baby girls, which also stems from the administration’s family planning policy, experts have said.

Last week, police in north China said they recently busted a ring of baby traffickers suspected of pocketing up to 400,000 yuan (58,000 dollars) through the sale of 52 children, state media reported.

Police arrested 42 suspected ring members who allegedly trafficked 19 boys and 33 girls in northern Hebei and Shanxi provinces as well as eastern Shandong and the capital Beijing, Xinhua news agency said.

Date created : 2009-10-29

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