Kidnapped brides: The Vietnamese women sold as wives in China

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Kidnapped brides: The Vietnamese women sold as wives in China

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Women from poor rural areas in Vietnam are being kidnapped or lured across the border to China, to be sold off as wives. China's huge gender imbalance - it has 40 million more males than females - means that many men have to look beyond China for wives, and this demand is fuelling the trafficking of women. Officially, more than 3,000 people in Vietnam, most of them women and children, were trafficked between 2012 and 2017, mostly into China - but the real number of unreported cases is believed to be much higher.

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