New Plea To Save ‘Lost’ Kids – Guan Xiaofeng

 China 2007-06 22 Xin 4406042211399141049259 China Daily continues its reporting on Shanxi brick kilns:

The parents of more than 400 missing children have posted a second joint letter online, urging authorities to step up their efforts to rescue slave workers across the country.

“The slavery case in Hongtong County that caused a great stir in the country is only the tip of the iceberg. Thousands of laborers are still suffering and in pain. Please save our children!” the letter said.

China strikes at root of brick kiln slavery Top team to probe kiln scandalChina slave scandal brings resignation calls168 nabbed in slavery crackdown.

The parents, most of them from Central China’s Henan Province, believe their missing children have been abducted or coaxed into child labor in neighboring Shanxi Province, and are therefore in need of rescue. [Full Text]

Meanwhile, the New York Times reports that “China Tries to Contain Scandal Over Slave Labor With Arrests and Apology.” Related readings: Slave Labor and Kidnap: It Only Gets worse by Simon Elegant.

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