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Hundreds Missing Children in South China Spark Outcry

Posted by Author on May 4, 2009

Radio Free Asia, 2009-05-04 –

HONG KONG—The disappearance of hundreds of children in southern China has prompted an outcry among parents, who say the government has done little to locate their children or determine what may have happened to them.

Authorities have dismissed as rumor concerns that hundreds of missing children may have been subjected to organ harvesting.

Announcing the return of three out of four missing children in Heyuan city, in Guangdong province, in recent days, Huang Jinlai, director of the Yuancheng district Public Security Bureau, told reporters of the organ-harvesting allegations: “This is nothing but rumor.”

Huang Jinlai’s comments come amid growing concerns from the parents of the missing that their children may be being harmed or exploited by those who steal them.

A mother surnamed Huang in Guangdong’s Dongguan city said she was worried the children may have been crippled and used in begging gangs, or had their organs harvested and sold.

“The police are just like bandits,” Huang said. “They have no idea how we feel about this. I was crying at home last night. Why are they like this?”

“All these years, I haven’t even known whether my child is alive or dead. I’m worried that some of the children have been crippled and left by the side of the road to beg for money.”

“Other people say that they take their hearts for transplant. It makes me scared just to think about it. I can’t sleep, day or night. I just keep thinking about it,” Huang said.

Inaction alleged

Another mother, surnamed Zeng, whose seven-year-old daughter went missing in 2006, said the government didn’t appear to take the problem seriously enough.

“Because you [the government] ignored our cases and didn’t try very hard to solve them, there is little we can do [besides protest]. So many children disappear every year, and it’s because you, the local government, don’t take it seriously,” she said.

“If you did your job of enforcing the law properly, we wouldn’t be losing our children.”

An employee who answered the phone at the Dongguan municipal police department, and officials in the municipal government, declined to comment on the cases.

Repeated calls to the municipal Party secretary’s propaganda office went unanswered during office hours two weeks ago.

Other parents described a police crackdown when they protested last week.

“We wanted to see local leaders, but no leaders wanted to meet us. Therefore we decided to protest,” one woman, surnamed Zhang, said.

“We walked for several hours. There were many police following us and by early afternoon we had clashed with them. Many of us were injured. Some were bleeding,” said Zhang, who said her son, Wang Bin, was missing.

Another mother, surnamed Ye, said her son was abducted when he was nine months old.

“They overreacted by using riot police,” she said of the authorities. “All they need to do was to have police maintain order.” …… (more details from Radio Free Asia)

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