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It’s a Booming Business: Trafficking Myanmar ‘Brides’ to China

Expand “Then the Chinese man said, ‘If you do not marry a man, the money we spent on you to bring you here…was 3000 Yuan and as you have already stayed here for 10 days, 4000 Yuan [US$637] is needed to give me back now. Right now, count the money to give me. If not, I will tell the man who is going to marry you to come pick you up this evening or tomorrow.’”—Young Kachin woman, trafficked in 2015, who escaped from the house and reached the Chinese police before being sold. © 2018 Human Rights Watch Nang Seng Ja was just 19 and living in Myanmar’s northern Kachin State when her aunt invited…

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