The Trafficking of Women and Children in China

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The Trafficking of Women and Children in China

Imagine walking down the street to class, when all of a sudden two men come out from around the corner, grab you, and throw you into a van. After what feels like hours, the van finally arrives at a building and the men take you and put you in a small room, filled with frightened women and crying children of all ages. When asking another lady where they all were and what was going on, she explains that everyone in the room had been either sold or abducted and must now work as a prostitute to earn profits for the owners of the sex business. Human trafficking is the act of transporting, enlisting, or harboring an individual by use of force or intimidation for the sole purpose of exploitation (China). China is a source, transit, and destination country for thousands of women and children who have been either forced or sold into trafficking (China). Chinese women are often recruited by false promises of employment and are later forced into prostitution while children are often recruited by traffickers who promise their parents that they will send them a percentage of the money the child makes. Between 2001 and 2005, police in China investigated over 28,000 trafficking cases and the Chinese government arrested more than 25,000 suspected traffickers and rescued more than 35,000 victims (China). Despite this investigation, the Chinese government have not increased their efforts to stop trafficking since 2005 and claim that they are doing everything possible to stop human trafficking. However, China continues to be one of the most popular and prominent trafficking resources around the world which proves that as long as the One Child Policy is being implemented, trafficking will remain. In order to raise awareness about trafficking and how to avoid it, the Chinese government created a nationwide forum. Included…...

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