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06/03/2019 China (International Christian Concern) –Pakistani police are investigating a three-member group involved in a Chinese marriage scam that targets Christian girls. This new investigation follows the arrests of more than two dozen Chinese nationals and Pakistani middlemen who facilitate the trafficking of these women.

China’s strict one-child policy has led to a deficit of women in the population. This severe gender imbalance has opened up the door for increased human trafficking across borders. Traffickers tend to target the most vulnerable demographics. Because Christians are often viewed as second class citizens and denied even the most basic of human rights, many believers are vulnerable to the activities of traffickers.

Once a Christian woman is trafficked into China, her life becomes even more severely repressed. Forced into marriage with a man she does not know, in a country where Christianity is severely restricted, the situation takes a significant toll with far reaching consequences that will last a lifetime.

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