In China, human trafficking is the order of the day. An estimated 30,000 to 60,000 babies, children and teenagers disappear annually. One desperate father has been looking for his son for seven years.
The US State Department has downgraded China in its annual "Trafficking in Persons Report," placing it alongside what are deemed the worst offenders. It's the first time China has appeared in the category.
Women and unaccompanied minors are especially vulnerable to human trafficking, usually in the form of sex slavery. But a report noted other horrific forms of exploitation, such as using pregnant women to sell babies.
Nail salons have become notorious in recent years for slave-like conditions. In 2015, then-British Interior Minister Theresa May promised to do something about it.
Beijing has reacted angrily to the passage of a US warship near an island in the South China Sea, calling it "serious political and military provocation." The move could further strain relations between the superpowers.
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