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With as many as 25 million victims, China begins to address the problem of sexual abuse of minors

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
n estimated 9.5 percent of girls and 8 percent of boys in China have been sexually abused, made vulnerable by limited legal protection, social stigmas and the practice by migrant-worker parents of leaving children in their hometowns when they go to seek work elsewhere.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.