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Police Turn Blind Eye To Baby Smuggling Trade

Zhang Suxia, an obstetrician in Shaanxi’s Fuping county, who for eight years allegedly sold her patient’s healthy babies on the booming black market, is at the heart of a recent baby-trafficking scandal, which has...

Mother Claims Doctor Sold Baby to Smuggling Ring

Police in Shaanxi are investigating a mother’s claims that her new-born child was sold by Zhang Shuxia, a doctor at the Maternal and Childcare Hospital in Fuping. Chris Luo at South China Morning Post reports: A woman who...

North Korea Holds Chinese Fishing Boat For Ransom

China’s foreign ministry disclosed on Sunday that North Korea took over a Chinese fishing boat earlier this month and continues to hold its crew hostage, according to Chris Buckley of The New York Times: The vessel’s...

Child Trafficking: A Cruel Trade

Human trafficking is a serious problem in China, and as many as 70,000 children are kidnapped and sold each year. Last month, Xinhua released a report on the bust of a Child trafficking ring, also containing a summary of...

Babies for Sale?

Al Jazeera looks into the the reasons behind China’s child trafficking: Child trafficking is widespread in China, many say, because of the country’s one-child policy and the demand it creates for sons. […] The...

The Tale of the Kidnapped Princeling

Aside from the privileges they enjoy as a result of their political and business connections, Chinese “princelings” may also be well immune to the pervasive state security apparatus. John Garnaut tells a story of how...

Trailer: Living With Dead Hearts

Charlie Custer of ChinaGeeks and Tech in Asia has released the first official trailer for his forthcoming documentary, Living With Dead Hearts. From the film’s synopsis: As many as 70,000 children are kidnapped and sold in...

Rape Victim’s Mother Free After Online Protest

Tang Hui, mother of an 11-year-old who was kidnapped and forced into prostitution in 2006, petitioned and publicly expressed her disapproval of how the courts dealt with her daughter’s tormenters. AP reports: Ms. Tang’s...

China Probes Detention of Fishermen

As CDT reported earlier, 28 Chinese fishermen have been detained in North Korean waters and held for a ransom of $142,000. These fishermen were eventually released, but it is unclear whether or not the ransom was paid. The Los...

Chinese Fishermen Kidnapped in North Korea

Tensions between China and its long-time ally North Korea are spilling into public with the recent apparent kidnapping of 29 Chinese fishermen who were in waters between the two countries and have since been brought to North...

Rail Stations to Use Face Recognition Systems

Facial recognition systems are to be installed at three stations on China’s high-speed rail network in order to help catch fugitives, according to Shanghai Daily. Media reports said yesterday the project’s biding...

China Seeks Help on Kidnapped Workers

Twenty-nine Chinese workers who were kidnapped in Sudan earlier this week have not yet been released, and the Chinese government is considering its options, including appealing for help from South Sudan and possibly the African...

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