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Chinese child trafficking victim posts video in wedding dress to find birth parents before ceremony

A Chinese child trafficking victim went viral for posting a video of herself in a wedding dress asking for the public’s help in finding her birth parents before she gets married.

Bai Xuefang, 24, says in the video that she was kidnapped when she was 3 or 4 years old and sold by traffickers to her current adoptive family for 1,000 yuan (about US$149).

Bai began searching for her birth parents in 2015 after learning the truth about her origins. In her latest attempt to locate her parents, she recorded a video of herself wearing a traditional Chinese wedding dress on June 19 in hopes they can attend their wedding ceremony.

“Since I’m getting married soon, I hope my birth parents can be present at my wedding ceremony,” Bai says in the video. “I also hope that people watching the video can help me find my birth parents.”

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Bai who is from Baoding, Hebei, holding a photo of herself as a 3-year-old child in the recording so her birth parents will recognize her when they see the video.

“I learned the truth about my origins when I was 11 and often argued with my adoptive parents,” says Bai. “They also often hit me and verbally abused me.”

The victim has no memory of her birth family and has traveled around China in search of them. Bai started working at the age of 17. She currently runs a mobile crepe stand where she posts information about her birth parents in hopes customers can help her find it.

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Bai and her supportive fiancé hope to be reunited with their biological parents soon. Some viewers of Bai’s video were moved to tears by her determination. Others have also shared similar experiences online.

Child abduction is an ongoing problem in China. In a 2011 report, the Chinese government estimated less than 10,000 Children are kidnapped every year; However, the US State Department believes the figure is closer to 20,000.

China’s Ministry of Public Security launched a campaign to tackle the problem of trafficking in women and children in March when a video of a mentally ill woman was released chained in a shed from her husband went viral.

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