Industry Behind Child Trafficking in China Involves Organ Harvesting

Since the regime adopted the one-child policy in 1979, many Chinese female infants have been killed, while some parents tried to give their female babies to Buddhist nunneries to give the child a chance of survival.

Yao recorded in his documentary “Girls in the Nunnery” how he helped to rescue many girls who grew up in a nunnery and to locate their biological families.

His effort earned him 22 months of imprisonment in China in 2013.

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  1. Viking Life Blog · February 13

    Chinese babies, both male and female, are all too often the victims of abduction or kidnapping, and trafficking, according to Yao.

    He said that the Chinese police are good at catching state enemies, but not the traffickers, because many police are involved in the operations, which form an industrial chain involving huge profits.

    Yao said that, according to statistics compiled by Chinese non profits including WRIC, an estimated 70,000 children are abducted yearly. This number does not include the children who were abandoned.

    He explained that those who went missing were bought to be child brides (who would be married to a family member when the child reaches an appropriate age), prostitutes, or even organ donors.

    Yao recalled seeing in Santow, an eastern coastal city in Guangdong Province, beds for boys and girls who had been sent to Southeast Asia for organ harvesting. Yao said that he collected all the evidence needed for prosecution, but the police refused to conduct an investigation or take any action to crack down on the crimes.

    He believes the lack of response was associated with how lucrative the industry is. “The organs of a child are worth more than one million yuan ($157,000),” he said.


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