China: Forced Labour, Modern day slavery and Human Trafficking.

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   The People’s Republic of China (P.R.C.) is a source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to
forced labor and sex trafficking.
Majority of these trafficking occurs within the country, usually from Rural to Urban areas. Victims are forced to work and promised money but end up getting nothing. Refusal to work will attract punishments like beating and starvation.
    Children are also at risk as the kidnapping and buying and selling children for adoption increased over the past several
years, particularly in poor rural areas. While there are no reliable estimates of the number of children kidnapped, according to
media reports, as many as 20,000 children are kidnapped every year for illegal adoption. Most children kidnapped internally were sold to couples unable to
have children. Most times, these children are maltreated and not well taken care of.
    China is a transit country for trafficked victims destined to Thailand and Malaysia for commercial sexual exploitation, forced marriage, illegal adoption, begging, and forced labor. China is also a destination country for women and children who are trafficked from neighboring countries including Burma,
Vietnam, Laos, Mongolia, Russia, and North Korea, and from locations as far as Romania and Zimbabwe for sexual and
labor exploitation.
      Trafficking, labour and sexual exploitation is not limited to China alone. Infact there are many other Asia countries like Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam,…. with far worse records than China. (See Human Trafficking in Cambodia) . However, China is expected to play an exemplary role to these countries. So, The Government of China should take very active steps to combat Human trafficking, labour and sexual exploitation, and modern day slavery.

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