Thursday, June 27, 2013

US State Department acknowledges China?s sex-trade fueled by one-child policy

June 24, 2013 ( - Last week, the United States State Department released its yearly Trafficking in Persons Report. The State Department ranks countries based upon their compliance with the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA). China received an automatic downgrade to the lowest ranking—Tier 3—for being a destination country for sex-trafficking.

In the country narrative for China, the US State Department acknowledged that the one-child policy is the “key source of demand” for sex-trafficking and forced prostitution within China, but said nothing regarding the abolition of the policy in their list of recommendations.  (more...)

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