Public helps track down missing children
More than 90 percent of the missing children whose details were shared on an innovative web platform over the past six months have been located, according to the Ministry of Public Security.
The Tuanyuan platform — or Reunion, as it is commonly known — sends notifications via several social media apps to people in and around an area where a child has vanished.
Since May 15, when the program was launched, police have input the details of 286 children into the system. So far, 260 of them have been accounted for, the ministry said at a media gathering in Beijing.
“The platform allows the public to participate,” said Yang Dong, director of the ministry's Criminal Investigation Department, who explained that people not only receive a child's details, but can also report sightings through apps.
Workers inspect the Min Fanglei, a 3,000-year-old bronze wine vessel. The vessel was to be reunited with its lid after being separated for about 90 years. It was unearthed in the Hunan province in the 1920s and was afterwards traded abroad.