24 Jan '11, 3am

Trafficking of Chinese women on the rise: BEIJING - THE number of Chinese women trafficked overseas and forced i...

BEIJING - THE number of Chinese women trafficked overseas and forced into prostitution has risen amid an increasing presence of international crime groups, a senior police officer said. The women, mostly from poor rural areas, were trafficked mainly for forced marriage or forced prostitution, Chen Shiqu, director of the anti-human trafficking office under the Ministry of Public Security, said. 'But there has been a growing trend for organised transnational human trafficking crime groups to target Chinese women for forced prostitution in foreign countries," Mr Chen told China Daily. Huge profits for organised crime groups allied to poor awareness among rural Chinese women about the dangers of human trafficking contributed to a growing number of international cases. There is an increasing need for more international cooperation as trafficking in other countries can involve v...

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