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Want to save the children? How child sexual abuse and human trafficking really work

Alexandra Baxter, Flinders University Millions of kidnapped children are imprisoned in underground tunnels, being sexually abused and tortured by a shadowy global cabal of paedophiles. That, at least, is some of the misinformation about child sex trafficking being spread on social media. You’ll also see such ideas being promoted at protests from Los Angeles to London, with hashtags such as #saveourchildren and #endchildtrafficking emblazoned on … Continue reading Want to save the children? How child sexual abuse and human trafficking really work

Analyses and Policy Recommendations on Rural-urban Economical Inequalities in China

By Chen Xiaojie, Zhang Kunlong, Liu Chang and Lv Jinyang Status quo Since the 1980s, China has accelerated its pace in reducing poverty, as a result of institutional reform and opening up policy and its subsequent economy soaring. Poverty rate declined dramatically: from 88% in 1981 to 0.7% in 2015(measured by the US $1.9 or less per day). However, challenges still exist. First, due to … Continue reading Analyses and Policy Recommendations on Rural-urban Economical Inequalities in China