Author: josh rudolph

Josh Rudolph currently lives in Vancouver, where he recently finished an MA at the Institute of Asian Research at UBC. His thematic focus is on Asia Pacific Policy and media representations of Asian culture, society and religion, while his main geopolitical interest lies in China.
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178 Children Rescued in Human Trafficking Crackdown

Human trafficking in China is a big business. provides a synopsis of this heinous black market industry, stating that China is a major source and destination for international human trafficking, but that the majority of trafficking activity occurs internally. The summary says that children are often recruited for labor by traffickers who promise that parents

December 7, 2011 11:33 AM

China to Raise Poverty Threshold

On Tuesday the central government announced that they would raise the rural poverty line from the 2009 per-capita threshold of 1,274 yuan (about $200) to 2,300 yuan (about $360, or just below $1 a day). This means that many more rural residents will be able to take advantage of state poverty subsidies. From AFP: Last year, there were officially 27 million rural poor in China. Wu Guobao,

December 1, 2011 6:56 PM

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