Abducted women becomes model teacher

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Gao Yanmin, a woman who was abducted but later came atop reports as a model teacher, has recently aroused heated discussion online, as was reported by Beijing News and also cited by major news websites in China on Tuesday.

 A profile photo of Gao Yanmin. [Photo: qq.com]

A profile photo of Gao Yanmin. [Photo: qq.com]

Gao Yanmin was at a train station in 1994 when she was abducted by two female traffickers who promised to find her a job. She was then sold several rounds before she was finally bought by a local peasant as a wife in a village in Quyang of north China's Hebei Province.

Having failed to run away and being thrown back to tortures for several times, Gao finally settled down in the village and began working as a teacher at a local primary school.

Gao's plight brought public attention nine years ago when she was nominated for a "Touching Hebei" award. Her story received wide media coverage and was even adapted as a movie in 2009.

During the latest round of online discussion, however, many netizens believe that it is not appropriate for certain media to focus on Gao's contribution as a teacher in rural areas, but the first matter to be questioned should be her status as an abducted woman.

Netizens say that the gang involved in the trafficking of Gao Yanmin should be identified and arrested.

Online opinion was later echoed by Chen Shiqu, Director of the Anti-trafficking Office of China's Ministry of Public Security, who made a statement via his Sina microblogging account on Wednesday to say that Gao's case is already under police investigations.

Chen also vowed steady efforts on human trafficking in an all-round way.

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