Danger! Human Trafficking in China

My name is Daniel. I was an English teacher in Seoul, South Korea, and am now a writer who has
published three books including South Korea: Our Story by Daniel Nardini.
                        It has become official; China has been designated among the worst nations for
human trafficking in the world by the U.S. State Department. This comes as no shock to me; from
Taiwanese friends they have described how Chinese smugglers try to take Chinese into Taiwan and
also people from other countries through China on their way to western countries including the United
States. The U.S. government has rated China so low on its list of nations that have been less than
helpful in trying to stop human trafficking that it has joined the list of nations like Russia, the two
Congos, Venezuela, Iran, and North Korea as the lowest of the low. In contrast, South Korea has been
rated among the best nations in the world by the U.S. State Department in trying to stop human
trafficking. Human trafficking includes the illegal sex trade, illegal child trade, and forced and bonded
laborers (sadly, because of its close proximity with China, traffickers try to take people from China
through Taiwan. The Taiwan authorities do their best to prevent this). This list of course includes
thousands of North Korean men used for forced labor for the North Korean government, and North
Korean women who are also used as forced labor and sex slaves. There are South Korean missionaries
who try to help those who are trafficked in China, but the Chinese Public Security Bureau all too
often nails these missionaries and either kicks them out of the country or throws them in jail. No words
I can say can describe this horror, and sadly it remains a fact of life that haunts our world and our lives
as a whole