There has been a recent movement in China to use social media to try to free abducted children, as well as child beggars. Initially these stories made the front page of the People’s Daily, but according to China Digital Times, the gov’t has become concerned that these stories are starting to make it seem that they aren’t doing much to stop these abductions.
In what would seem to be a very grim story, there does seem to be a bright spot. The All-China Women’s Federation, together with UNICEF is looking to establish a temporary guardianship system (something like foster care) for abused and abducted children.
I had reported a month ago on the dire situation in China related to child abuse, and the lax system that was content to call it a “private matter” that was not something the police should be involved with.
This call for a new system, seems to be the first step of a long journey towards protecting China’s children. Hopefully the gov’ts growing concern over its image will force them to take concrete actions soon (for now it’s just a proposal).