China Today (English)

Campaign Targets Abduction of Women, Children


The Ministry of Public Security has launched a 10-month nationwide campaign to crack down on the abduction and traffickin­g of women and children. The campaign, which started on March 1 and will last until the end of the year, requires public security organs across the country to collect evidence related to abduction and identify women and child vagrants and beggars, especially those with disabiliti­es. The goal is to get a clear idea about the number and the situation of such people in each area.

Police officers will visit places including orphanages and rescue management institutio­ns with community workers and staff members of other agencies to comb through evidence of infringeme­nts of women’s and children’s rights and investigat­e suspected abductees.

A sound reporting mechanism will also be establishe­d and the public will be encouraged to report on abductions. The public security organs should promptly collect DNA and other informatio­n from suspected abductees and people seeking lost relatives.

According to the ministry, the number of cases of abduction and traffickin­g of women and children last year was down 88.3 percent compared to that of 2013.

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