Last month, 40 years after being abducted, Dezliangz (left), a widow in Henan, central China, was reunited with her elderly parents 1,800km away in southwest China, thanks to the efforts of her own daughter, and to social media. Photo: Huang Defeng
Last month, 40 years after being abducted, Dezliangz (left), a widow in Henan, central China, was reunited with her elderly parents 1,800km away in southwest China, thanks to the efforts of her own daughter, and to social media. Photo: Huang Defeng

Abducted, sold as a bride 40 years ago – and reunited with her family at last, thanks to her daughter’s two-decade search, and a group on WeChat

  • When Li Yantao found her mother had been abducted to central China and sold to her father as a bride, she set out to reunite her with her family
  • After 19 years trying, she achieved it with the help of social media, and learned her mother’s name. Together they travelled 1,800km to her mother’s village

Topic |   China society
Last month, 40 years after being abducted, Dezliangz (left), a widow in Henan, central China, was reunited with her elderly parents 1,800km away in southwest China, thanks to the efforts of her own daughter, and to social media. Photo: Huang Defeng
Last month, 40 years after being abducted, Dezliangz (left), a widow in Henan, central China, was reunited with her elderly parents 1,800km away in southwest China, thanks to the efforts of her own daughter, and to social media. Photo: Huang Defeng
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