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POST TIME: 22 June, 2019 00:00 00 AM
China rescues over 1,100 foreign women ‘sold as wives’
AFP, Beijing

China rescues over 1,100 foreign women ‘sold as wives’

Chinese police have rescued over 1,100 women from Southeast Asia who were “sold” as wives last year, authorities said yesterday.

Seventeen children were also saved in the joint operations with police from Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand between July and December, the Ministry of Public Security said in a statement.

More than 1,300 suspects, including 260 foreigners, were detained in the raids for “abducting and selling people and marriage fraud,” the statement said.

“In recent years, some domestic and foreign criminals have colluded to lure women from neighbouring countries to China promising work or marriage, and even abducted some women and sold them as wives,” ministry spokesman Guo Lin said.