Want to help child beggars in China? Take their picture.

Child beggars in China are often kidnapped children, working in situations tragically similar to the one depicted in Slumdog Millionaire. Now a Chinese professor has created a microblog for people to upload pictures they take of child beggars (here it is) so that parents can search for their missing child. Read more here: Chinese professor creates microblog to end child-abduction and forced child beggars.

Has anyone heard of this happening in other countries? Has it worked well? Here’s a Chinese news article about how the professor’s blog was used to help a family find their son who’d been missing for three years.

See also: Test Confirms Happy End to Kidnap Case

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