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Orphanage in China home to children rescued from child traffickers

Krista Dolan volunteers with special needs children at an orphanage in Henan province, China. A place where police bring children they've rescued from child traffickers. We speak to Krista about the troubling frequency of child trafficking inside China.
Wang Bangyin, a local farmer, holds his rescued son after the pair were reunited. Wang's son was among 60 children seeking parents after police freed them from human traffickers in October 2009. (REUTERS/China Daily )

Tuesday we spoke with Haiyang Sun, a father in China who has spent eight years searching for his son. He believes the boy was kidnapped by a child trafficking ring. 

The Chinese state media has described child trafficking as a "rampant" problem.  These children are sometimes forced into lives of street crime, or begging.

After the show we received an email from a listener in New Brunswick. 

Krista Dolan volunteers with special needs children at an orphanage in Henan province, China.  It's also a place where the police bring children they've rescued from child traffickers. She joined us in from Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Listen to Anna Maria's conversation with Haiyang Sun, speaking in Mandarin (without translation)

This segment was produced by The Current's Leif Zapf-Gilje.

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