Women and young girls from
Every night they are forced to work at least 11 hours from 5:30 p.m. to
Four Kachin girls from
A girl is paid a special wage of Chinese Yuan
A 10th grade schoolgirl, aged 17, from Namkham Village in Northeast Shan State who escaped from the night club last month told KNG that she had been deceived and invited to join a Kachin Traditional Dancing Club in Kunming in China's Yunnan Province and then sold to the night club owners.
She testified to KNG that she and her colleagues had been paid less than Yuan 10 daily for breakfast by the owner of the night club because he was worried that the girls would run away from the club if he paid them their full salaries.
A member of the Sino-Burma border trade zone, Muse based Kachin Youth Organization, which is aware of trafficking in women from Kachin to China, said they have recorded over 80 Kachin girls being taken away from Namphakka (Nam Hpak Ka), Namkham, Homong, Di Ma, Dat Nai, Mongbaw, Monggu, Kutkai, Kawng Hka in areas controlled by Kachin Defence Army (KDA) in Muse. They were sold to Chinese businessmen by traffickers as of 2004.
One of the watchdog leaders said, most girls are sold to
He told KNG that the economic deterioration in military-ruled