Combating Human Trafficking in China: Domestic and International Efforts, Hearing Before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, One Hundred Ninth Congress, Second Session, March 6, 2006 [open pdf - 454KB]
This is the March 6, 2006 hearing "Combating Human Trafficking in China: Domestic and International Efforts" held before the Congressional-Executive Commission on China. From the opening statement of Chuck Hagel: "The Congressional-Executive Commission on China meets today to examine human trafficking in China. The Commission will also consider domestic and international efforts to help stop human trafficking in and through China, and to help rehabilitate victims of trafficking. Human trafficking in China is a serious problem. According to a 2002 UNICEF estimate, there are approximately 250,000 victims of trafficking in China. Traffickers are increasingly linked to organized crime, and specialize in abducting girls and women, both for the bridal market in China's poorest areas, and for sale as prostitutes in urban areas. North Korean refugees are an especially vulnerable group." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Chuck Hagel, James A. Leach, Steven J. Law, Christopher H. Smith, John R. Miller, Roger Plant, Wenchi Yu Perkins, Abraham Lee, and Sam Brownback.
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