Children attend a roller blade class outside a park in Beijing, China, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
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Buyers of abducted children in China will face criminal punishment under proposed laws that would remove an exemption from prosecution, reports said Thursday, as authorities clamp down on the flourishing child trafficking industry.More than 13,000 children were rescued by police in China last year, the China Daily said, with demand for stolen youngsters fuelled by a traditional preference for sons and a one-child limit for some couples.Current law imposes harsh sentences for child trafficking, including the death penalty in certain cases.The revised law was welcomed by Feng Jianlin, a father from Shanxi province in northern China whose daughter was kidnapped in 2008 when she was nine.
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