China Is Among Worst Human Trafficking Offenders, State Dept. Says
China is among the world’s worst offenders for allowing modern slavery to thrive within its borders, according to a strongly worded State Department report released Tuesday. In its annual assessment of global efforts to end human trafficking — with an estimated 20 million people remaining in bondage around the world — the State Department dropped China to the lowest tier of its ranking this year, as it did with the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Congo. Those three nations joined 20 others already in that lowest designation, including Iran, North Korea, Russia and Venezuela.