There is an upwards trend of trafficking for the purposes of exploitation and prostitution in China, moreover traditional trafficking for the purpose of selling women and children is being gradually brought under control, said a high-level official from the Ministry of Public Security in an interview with the English language China Daily.
“Every year approximately 3,000 cases of trafficking in women and children are recorded in China, this figure is decreasing by around 20% every year, they are generally bought for the purposes of marriage and adoption.” At the National Anti-Trafficking Children’s Forum, Yin JianZhong, an anti-trafficking official from the Investigative Bureau of the Ministry of Public Security said, at present the phenomenon of trafficking for the purposes of forced physical labour and prostitution is worsening. However, the target of China’s criminal law on crimes of trafficking in women and children includes women and children, yet neglects minors over 14 and male adults. “In trafficking and abduction aspects China’s legal protection is underdeveloped, and it needs to be further strengthened” Yin JianZhong pointed out.
So that the legislative work can be further promoted and the combating of all kinds of trafficking can be strengthened, aiming at the new trend of trafficking the Ministry of Public Security set up an anti-trafficking office at the beginning of July. Yin JianZhong one of the members of this newly established office said, “Now the international community is paying great attention to combating trafficking, we also want to increase our power to combat untraditional trafficking crimes.
Adapted from: "According to Officials from the Ministry of Public Security Trafficking for the Purposes of Exploitation and Prostitution Has Increased." China Daily. 27 July 2007.
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