Police reunite parents with abducted children

POLICE in China have begun reuniting parents with children who were abducted by child traffickers.

Authorities this week put up personal information online of 60 children they rescued in a bid to reunite them with their parents

Police have rescued 2,008 kidnapped youngsters after solving 1,717 cases in a nationwide campaign against child trafficking since April 9.

In a baby trafficking case covering 12 cities and provinces, Shanxi Province police rescued 52 kidnapped infants. Guangxi police rescued 50 infants from seven gangs between May and July.

In May, police in Jiangmen City, Guangdong Province, announced that they had arrested 10 alleged gang members and rescued 11 children sold to people in the region and in Fujian Province.

The children, all boys aged three to eight, were abducted between July 2008 and January 2009. They were returned to their parents.

Railway police in Wuhan, capital of Hubei Province, freed 25 kidnapped children and detained 18 suspects between April and June.

While some have been reunited with their families, others still have no contact with their parents.

The Ministry of Public Security said it will continue to publish the information of such children to help locate their parents.

It has set up a databank to store personal information including the DNA data of all the rescued children.

Wang Bangyin was able to contact his boy through police in south-western Guizhou province, China’s poorest. Officers have already determined through DNA checks that the boy — 10 months old when he was taken and now nearly three — is indeed Mr Wang’s son. After completing the paperwork and other bureaucratic formalities, the boy was finally able to go home.

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