29 Sep 2013

Kidnapped children freed in China

6:06 am on 29 September 2013

Police in China have rescued 92 children held by a huge trafficking network.

The Xinhua news agency and China State Television said two women were also freed in an operation involving police forces in 11 provinces of the country. A total of 301 suspects were taken into custody

Children in the south-western Yunnan and Sichuan provinces were targetted and sold in other regions.

The BBC reports child-trafficking is a serious problem in China. Critics blame the country's one-child policy and lax adoption laws.

Last year, more than 24,000 abducted women and children were freed, according to the Ministry of Public Security.