Benjamin CarlsonOctober 3, 2013 00:17
HONG KONG — There is no nightmare more chilling than having one’s child stolen away. But in China, that nightmare becomes real up to 70,000 times a year. Although little known outside of China, child trafficking is epidemic in the People’s Republic. Every year, thousands of young children — typically from poor families — are kidnapped, transported hundreds of miles, and sold for $500 to $5000. Some end up as prostitutes or slave laborers. Most are bought by people who want to raise the child as their own.