WORLD BRIEFING | ASIA
China: Police Crack Down on Child Trafficking Rings
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: July 6, 2012
The police have arrested 802 people on suspicion of child trafficking and have rescued 181 children in a major operation spanning 15 provinces, the Ministry of Public Security said Friday. The recent operation broke up two trafficking rings and led to the arrests of the ringleaders, the ministry said in a statement posted on its Web site. China’s strict one-child policy has driven a thriving market in babies, especially boys because of a traditional preference for male heirs.