Human Trafficking Increases in China

Ironically, as the Chinese economy booms and living standards rise dramatically there has been a corresponding increase in forced labor and sexual exploitation. According to Yin Jianzhong, of the Ministry of Public Security: “Forced labor and sexual exploitation are the two new outcomes of human trafficking.” One factor is the push upon people living in rural China to migrate to cities is continually increasing as wage disparities grow between urban and rural areas.

Back in the days of communist China, peasants toiled the field and starved. Now, there are opportunities for economic improvement, but the price for peasants is being exploited by urban con men.