Chinese crack down on child trafficking

Chinese police say they rescued more than 20,000 abducted women and children across the country last year.

A report from the Ministry of Public Security said police rescued 8,660 abducted children and 15,458 women in 2011 as nearly 3,200 human trafficking gangs were broken up.

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The traditional preference for male heirs and a strict one-child policy has driven a thriving market in trafficking.