China attaches importance to the prevention of and crackdown on
crimes of human trafficking, the Chinese top envoy in Vienna said
Addressing a three-day UN conference on human trafficking, Tang
Guoqiang, China's permanent representative to the United Nations
and other international organizations in Vienna, said the cause
resulting in international human trafficking involves such complex
factors as politics, economy and society.
The crime has run rampant since the beginning of the 21st
Century, he added.
Tang said the Chinese government, which is firmly against human
trafficking, has taken measures to fight the crime and protect the
legitimate rights and interests of victims, especially women and
China also actively participates in international cooperation in
combating the crime within the framework of the United Nations,
said the Chinese envoy.
He expressed the hope that the Vienna Forum to Fight Human
Trafficking, a cooperation mechanism established by the world body
to target the increasingly rampant crime, could make significant
contributions to the final elimination of the wicked act.
Some 1,500 government officials, representatives of
non-governmental organizations, academics and business leaders from
nearly 100 countries attended the forum, which warps up Friday.
(Xinhua News Agency February 15, 2008)