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     Jun 23, '14


US upgrades China for anti-trafficking 'efforts'
By Parameswaran Ponnudurai

The US State Department on Friday upgraded China from the lowest ranking in an annual global survey of human trafficking, saying Beijing was making "significant efforts" to comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of the scourge.

But the move was questioned by the chairman of the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee Ed Royce, who felt



that human trafficking remained a major concern in the world's most populous nation.

The State Department's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons placed China on Tier-2 Watch List - the second lowest rank - after dumping it last year to the Tier-3 blacklist of the Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report. In a general report on the country, it said the Chinese government was "making significant efforts" to meet basic standards in fighting human trafficking.

Thailand and Malaysia were among 23 countries to receive the lowest "Tier 3" ranking in the 2014 TIP report. More ...

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