11 Feb '11, 10pm

Online campaign forces China to target gangs that kidnap children: SHANGHAI - An online campaign to gather photo...

SHANGHAI - An online campaign to gather photos of Chinese children begging on the streets is pressuring the authorities to crack down on gangs that kidnap children for exploitation and is helping to reunite them with families. Many of the children seen begging in Chinese cities, often in the arms of women who are not their mothers, are snatched from their real families by kidnappers and then sold into virtual slavery, forced to beg by gangs that sometimes maim them to elicit greater sympathy. Children are also sometimes forced to beg by their own relatives. Beijing-based social researcher Yu Jianrong began to encourage China's increasingly online citizens to post photos of children they saw begging after he received a request from a follower of his microblog appealing for help to find his missing son. The sites on Chinese-language sina.com and qq.com have since posted more...

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