1. Rescued

    92 Captive Children Freed in China

    Parents of missing children open doors of a mini-van, covered by photos and informations about abducted and missing children, while they leave an art gallery that holds a painting exhibition of an artist who supports anti-human trafficking campaigns in Beijing, China, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. Child buyers in China are not subject to criminal prosecution if they do not obstruct rescue efforts or mistreat the children, and legal experts are pushing for a law revision to make it a crime to buy abducted children, Xinhua reported. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

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    92 abducted children have been rescued in China, the BBC reported Saturday. The massive operation, which was undertaken by police in 11 provinces, also netted 301 suspected members of a vast child trafficking network. The suspects are currently being held. Although the operation was indisputably a success, it's just a drop in the bucket of China's child-trafficking problem: last year alone, authorities freed over 24,000 abducted women and children across the country.

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