People’s Daily Online reports that Chinese Academy of Social Sciences scholar and CMP fellow Yu Jianrong is planning to set up a “nursing institution” in Baoding, Hebei province, to provide shelter and counseling for child beggars.
Yu recently launched an online microblog-based campaign to combat child trafficking and the phenomenon of child begging, calling on web users to take photos whenever they found children begging on the streets, and post these to a designated online group.
The People’s Daily Online piece begins:

The initiator of a campaign to prevent children from begging plans to set up a nursing institution in Baoding city, North China’s Hebei province, in cooperation with the local branch of the Red Cross Society of China (RCSC).
The institution is designed to provide rehabilitative services to child beggars who suffered physical or mental abuse and to offer educational programs to those who are of school age, said Yu Jianrong, who has launched a nationwide micro-blogging campaign aimed at eliminating child begging in China.
Yu also revealed on Monday that he is prepared to build another nursing home in the Honghe Hani and Yi autonomous prefecture in Southwest China’s Yunnan province.

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David Bandurski

CMP Director

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