In China the trend for trafficking people with the intention of exploiting them for labour and sexual services is increasing. Recently, a project officer from the International Labour Organisation revealed to a reporter that, based on the “Six Nation Anti-Trafficking Process” (China, Vietnam, Thailand, Burma, Lao PDR, Cambodia), the Chinese government is preparing the National Plan of Action on Anti-Trafficking.
Trafficking and the migrant population are inseparable. Data from the Ministry of Labour and Social Security indicates that, 60% of the labour force’s migration between provinces and within provinces is through unregulated channels, where there is a chance they could be trafficked. In particular young rural females, who blindly go to the cities for work, can easily fall into the hands of traffickers.
Full text: China Youth Daily. "China Plans to Combat Cross Province Trafficking for Forced Labour." 5 September 2007.
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