Ly Thi My is a Vietnamese mother whose daughter went missing in a mountainous border area between Vietnam's Ha Giang and China. Many in this part of Vietnam have a story about bride trafficking. Photo: AFP

Bride trafficking, a problem on China’s belt and road

  • As Beijing’s multibillion-dollar infrastructure drive expands across Asia, experts say greater regional connectivity may have an unwanted by-product
  • Girls and young women in the poorer countries it connects appear to be at greater risk of human trafficking and forced marriages
3 Mar 2020 - 12:33PM