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200,000 Missing Children Per Year; Art Exhibit Raises Awareness

Xinhua carried an article on an art exhibit held in Beijing; the subject was China’s missing children. Li Yueling, an artist who assists families in finding their children was the organizer. A total of 61 paintings were on display at the exhibit. The artwork was for those children who have been missing from one to 22 years. Reports indicate that over 200,000 children go missing in China each year. Of those, only 0.1 percent are ever found. Zhang Zhiwei, director of the international anti-human trafficking center of the University of Political Science and Law was at the exhibit and said that those who buy children suffer little punishment. He called for harsher legal punishment.

Source: Xinhua, June 2, 2013