China's Kidnapped Children
From what I understand the problems have gotten worse since the "One Child Policy" went into effect and there is a shortage of girls according to some of the families selling their children. The Chinese Government saids it will keep the One Child Law until 2010.
Recent Effects of the One Child Law
Now that millions of sibling less people in China are now young adults in or nearing their child bearing years, a special provision allows millions of couples to have two children legally. If a couple is composed of two people without siblings, then they may have two children of their own, thus preventing too dramatic of a population decrease.
Although IUDs, sterilization, and abortion (legal in China) are China's most popular forms of birth control, over the past few years, China has provided more education and support for alternative birth control methods.
Statistically, China's total fertility rate (the number of births per woman) is 1.7, much higher than slowly-declining Germany at 1.4 but lower than the U.S. at 2.1 (2.1 births per woman is the replacement level of fertility, representing a stable population, exclusive of migration).
In 2007, there were reports that in the southwestern Guangxi Autonomous Region of China, officials were forcing pregnant women without permission to give birth to have abortions and levying steep fines on families violating the law. As a result, riots broke out and some may have been killed, including population control officials.
The Future of China's One Child
Law China's eleventh Five-Year Plan Period is from 2006 to 2010. Minister of the State Commission of Population and Family Planning Zhang Weiqing confirmed in early 2006 that China's one child policy is consistent with the nation's plan for population growth and would continue indefinitely. He denied rumors that the policy become less stringent to permit a second child.
GUANGZHOU -- A three-month investigation and DNA technology helped police rescue three kidnapped children and apprehend four suspects in their abductions, the Dongguan Public Security Bureau said Thursday.
All three children, two boys and a girl, are from rural Dongguan, south China's Guangdong Province. They were found separately on April 15 and April 26 and Sunday in Guandong and Hunan, police said.
"All the children were sent back to their parents, after DNA verification," said a policeman who didn't give his name.
The three were among several children aged six months to three years who have been kidnapped in broad daylight from rural Dongguan. Police said they don't know exactly how many children have been kidnapped.
Police made their first arrest on April 15, when they apprehended a 28-year-old male suspect surnamed Lu. They caught three other suspects between April 15 and April 27.
The police told Xinhua that there have been six reported kidnapping cases in 2009. So far, four children have been recovered.
Police in central China's Anhui province are aggressively searching for the kidnapped children, with the help of DNA labs in the province.
China's Ministry of Public Security on Wednesday set up a national DNA databank to track children who are the victims of kidnapping.
Early this month, the ministry launched its sixth nationwide campaign to deal with human trafficking.
About 3,000 kidnapping cases of children and women have been officially reported and investigated by Chinese authorities annually, but some experts estimate that 10,000 to 20,000 Chinese women or children have been kidnapped.