Human Trafficking In China Essay

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Imperialism, Values, and Human Trafficking in China
The modern People’s Republic of China is undergoing drastic social, economical, and political developments, and is the second largest source, transit and destination of human trafficking. Along with these changes, the problem of human trafficking and modern slavery is worsening exponentially. Human trafficking is the modern slavery that involves illegal trading of people for exploitation, including “recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons”. The increasing demand for factory and farm worker, street beggars, prostitutes, and wives, along with police’s lack of abilities and proper execution, made domestic and international human trafficking in China a low risk and
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Some benefit from human trafficking as the seller, dealer, or buyer of the trafficked population. The sellers are sometimes unaware of the consequences. There are cases where the parents send their child to work in a big city in exchange for monthly returns, without knowing that the children are being used as beggars and prostitutes. Thus, some can be categorized as victims of human trafficking. The dealers are often known as the trafficker, they capture victims or purchase them from their guardians, through means of “fraud (37%), abduction (26%), abuse of power or corruption (17%), and force(5%)”. They are not just the dealer, but also the owner of the victims. The buyers range from corporate owners to street beggars. The corporates and businesses purchase the victims for labor uses; some victims are sold into prostitution organizations; victims are being bought by families who are seeking wives; some street beggars or street beggar organizations purchase victims to increase the number of beggars, and their profits. The victims of human trafficking are often children, young adults, and female adults, with around 50% to 60% of them being female of age 16 to 20. The victims are then exploited as “prostitutes (19%), entertainment laborers (9%), brick kiln laborers (9%), industrial laborers (4%), servants (3%), beggars (3%), and others (11%)” such as being sold as wives. Furthermore, the government is a beneficiary of human trafficking. There is forced labor in mines, road building, and brick kilns, these state-funded forced labors are called “Re-education Through Labor” (RTL). Despite RTL being terminated and made illegal by the government since 2013, some local officials still continue to organize them. With the government being a direct major beneficiary of

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