Chinese men were willing to pay up to $5,700 (120 Million Vietnamese Dong) for Vietnamese women to be their brides, according to court documents. A human trafficking ring sold 20 Vietnamese women who were then trafficked into China.
The human trafficking activities between Vietnam and China has increased in recent years. Between 2009 and 2013, security officers in China rescued over 1,800 Vietnamese women and 41 Vietnamese children who were trafficked into China.
Within Vietnam, security services have broken up over 3,000 human trafficking attempts along the Vietnam-China border between 2003 and 2013.
In 2012, police in Vietnam rescued around 1,200 human trafficking victims.
Source: “Vietnam jails Chinese national, locals for human trafficking ,” Thanh Nien Daily, June 17, 2013.