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No buying, no human trafficking

By Li Yang ( Updated: 2014-10-28 14:07

Behind the abducting and trafficking women and children is a strong demand from buyers. Outlawing buying women and children is an overdue progress for Chinese legal system, says an article in the Beijing News.

Chinese law-makers outlawed the actions of purchasing women and children. Before the amendment, the woman and child purchasers can be sentenced three years imprisonment at most, or detained or put under control for a short time. Most of the buyers only receive verbal warning, if they did not abuse the women and children.

The legal loopholes make purchasers fearless and put the families losing their children and daughters in an extremely disadvantaged and unfair position.

The law-makers should increase the penalty on purchasers to deter others.

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