China’s Sex Slave markets By Mrs Vera West
Here is yet another example of the dark side of globalism, in fact for most small people, everything about globalism has a dark side. Anyway, sexual slavery of North Korean girls is a big thing:
“Tens of thousands of North Korean women and girls are actively trafficked into the Chinese sex trade by criminal organizations, and are often forced to endure "systematic rape, sex trafficking, sexual slavery, sexual abuse, prostitution, cybersex trafficking, forced marriage and forced pregnancy," according to a new report. Following an extensive investigation, the Korea Future Initiative found that victims are "commonly aged between 12-29 and overwhelmingly female." Many of them are sold more than once, and are "forced into at least one form of sexual slavery within a year of leaving their homeland." Sex trafficking and exploitation is a $105,000,000 per year business for the Chinese underworld, according to the report. "Victims are prostituted for as little as ¥30 Chinese Yuan ($4 United States Dollars), sold as wives for just ¥1000 Chinese Yuan ($146 United States Dollars), and trafficked into cybersex dens for exploitation by a global online audience."
"Pushed from their homeland by a patriarchal regime that survives through the imposition of tyranny, poverty, and oppression, North Korean women and girls are passed through the hands of traffickers, brokers, and criminal organisations" according to the London-based Korea watchdog group. According to the report's author, Yoon Hee-soon, prostitution has overtaken forced marriage as the "primary pathway" into the sex trade for North Korean women and girls. "Enslaved in brothels that litter satellite-towns and townships close to large urban areas in northeast China, victims are mostly aged between 15-25 and are habitually subjected to penetrative vaginal and anal rape, forced masturbation, and groping," said Hee-soon. Girls as young as nine are forced to perform graphic cybersex acts and are sexually assaulted in front of webcams which are streamed to a global audience. "Prospects for North Korean women and girls trapped in China’s multi-million-dollar sex trade are bleak," said the report's author, adding "Many victims have perished in China, while small rescue organisations and Christian missionaries struggle to perform rescue work. Urgent and immediate action, which will run contrary to the prevailing politics of inter-Korean dialogue, is needed to save the lives of countless female North Korean refugees in China."
The report by Korea Future Initiative is entitled: Sex Slaves: The Prostitution, Cybersex and Forced Marriage of North Korean Women and Girls in China. The key findings are summarised as follows:
“1. The exploitation of female North Korean bodies generates annual profits of at least $105,000,000 United States Dollars for the Chinese underworld. Victims are prostituted for as little as ¥30 Chinese Yuan ($4 United States Dollars), sold as wives for just ¥1000 Chinese Yuan ($146 United States Dollars), and trafficked into cybersex dens for exploitation by a global online audience.
2. Commonly aged between 12-29 and overwhelmingly female, victims are coerced, sold, or abducted in China or trafficked directly from North Korea. Many are sold more than once and are forced into at least one form of sexual slavery within a year of leaving their homeland.
3. Prostitution has overtaken forced marriage as the primary pathway into the sex trade for North Korean women and girls. Enslaved in brothels that litter satellite-towns and townships close to large urban areas in northeast China, victims are mostly aged between 15-25 and are habitually subjected to penetrative vaginal and anal rape, forced masturbation, and groping.
4. Cybersex trafficking is a small, rudimentary, but expanding component in the trade for female North Koreans. Girls aged as young as 9 are forced to perform graphic sex acts and are sexually assaulted in front of webcams which are live-streamed to a paying global audience, many of whom are believed to be South Korean men.
5. Forced marriages remain an enduring component of the Chinese sex trade. Persistent in rural areas and townships, North Korean women continue to be bought, raped, exploited, and enslaved by Chinese husbands. The same fate has befallen a smaller, but significant, number of North Korean women who have been trafficked to South Korea and sold to single men.
6. Prospects for North Korean women and girls trapped in China’s multi-million-dollar sex trade are bleak. Many victims have perished in China, while small rescue organisations and Christian missionaries struggle to perform work that the Government of South Korea and the international community will not undertake — namely the extension of physical protections to North Korean refugees in Chinese territory. Urgent and immediate action, which will run contrary to the prevailing politics of inter-Korean dialogue, is needed to save the lives of countless female North Korean refugees in China.”
And, while we are on the sins of globalism, back in the West, the deindustrialisation of many cities in the US, for example, has led to a massive increase in the suicide rate, of primarily displaced workers:
“The suicide rate in Ohio increased by 24 percent from 2008 to 2017, according to a new study analyzing vital statistics. And details about who is being most affected can help in the fight to reverse the trend, advocates say. The highest rates of suicide are in Appalachian counties and the suicide rate among men is four times higher than women. Rates also increased 80% among children 14 and younger and 57 percent for Ohioans 60 and older, according to the report released this week by the 28-organization public-private Ohio Alliance for Innovation in Population Health. Drilling down to populations and communities most severely impacted can help target limited state resources toward those areas, said Orman Hall, the study’s author. The next step is to make information available to local mental health boards, treatment providers and health departments so they can better know which parts of their communities are most in need, said Hall, executive in residence for the Ohio University College of Health Sciences and Professions, which created the alliance with the University of Toledo College of Health and Human Services.
Statewide, there were 15,246 suicides from 2008 to 2017, for an average annual rate of 13.3 deaths per 100,000 people — representing 1.3 percent of all deaths, the report says. Researchers estimate that Ohioans lost 526,501 years of life over the decade. The report notes that there were 786 suicides in Summit County from 2008 to 2017, a rate of 14.51 per 100,000 population. Other Akron-area counties and their suicides and rates were: Stark (591, 15.74), Medina (206, 11.95), Portage (189, 11.71), Cuyahoga (1,461, 11.41) and Wayne (125, 10.92). Meigs County, with 51 suicides over that time period, had the highest suicide rate per population at 21.46 per 100,0000. Holmes County, with 29 suicides, had the lowest rate at 6.85. Lori Criss, director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, said suicide is a defined concern in the State Health Improvement Plan and the new report allows leaders to review trends and work together to have a positive impact. “Our department and a number of others have initiatives that address suicide prevention and support families impacted by losing a loved one to suicide,” Criss said. “This gives us a chance to really look at those and to grow them in intentional ways to have the impact that we need with specific communities or populations who are at higher risk.”
The report indicates that nine of the 10 Ohio counties with the highest average annual suicide rates are in the Appalachian region as defined by the Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center. The other county in the top 10 is Trumbull County, which is located in northeastern Ohio but considered part of Appalachia by the Appalachian Regional Commission. Hall said these areas have experienced economic deprivation and other social roadblocks that have become more entrenched than in other areas of the state. Michelle Price, program director at the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation, added that the region has been hit by income losses affecting farmers and industrial workers. Further, she said, there are fewer mental health professionals in those areas, leaving many people in need of help with nowhere to turn. Among other report findings: The highest average annual suicide rates were among white Ohioans; rate increases were more significant in rural and suburban areas than in Appalachian and metropolitan areas; and firearms accounted for about half of all suicides.”
These stories give the real, on-the-ground costs of globalism, things the financial/economic papers do not report, such news being beneath them.
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