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.
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