As a two-year was Mao Yin abducted in broad daylight in front of a hotel in Shaanxi province in China.
This week he was reunited with his family after 32 years without knowing his fate.
Mao Yin was on his way home from the kindergarten with his father when they stopped at a hotel to get a sip to drink. In a matter of moments, when the father looked away, was Mao Yin disappeared.
The typing of several foreign media, including Time Magazine and South China Morning Post.
The little boy's parents launched a nationwide search. The mother, Li Jingzi, quit her job in order to be able to hand out more than 100,000 flyers with his picture on, but no luck.
Check for a day in april where police received a tip from a man in southwest China who told that he had adopted Mao Yin for 6000 yen, equivalent to almost 6000 dollars.
Investigators used an old picture of Mao Yin to make a picture of how Mao Yin could see out in the day. The new image was taken along with thousands of pictures of similar men in the government's databases of images, derived from the face detection.
In China's surveillance and monitoring equipment, including ansigtskendelse, extremely widespread, and it has been a mandatory step on the road to get something as simple as a sim card to the phone. In Mao Yins case it led to, that the police found a match - a man by the name of Gu Ningning.
A DNA sample gave the final answer - Mao Yin and Gu Ningning was identical with the same person. And on Monday, the now 34-year-old son finally be reunited with her biological parents.
Opposite the chinese news agency Xinhau told the family Monday they would spend a few days together before Mao Yin wanted to go home.
- I would like to thank the tens of thousands of people who have helped us, said Li Jingzin Monday to the attendees of the press, according to Time Magazine.
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the Police investigator to continue the case and has not yet published details of the parents who spawned Mao Yin, or who resold him back in 1988.
Each year kidnapped several thousand children in China by the professional human traffickers and sold into illegal adoptions or ending up as child labour, barnebrude and sex workers, shows a statement from the news agency AP.
There are no official figures on how many children are abducted in China every year. On the website Baby Come Home, where parents share photos of missing children in China, has more than 51.000 families registered that they are looking after a family member.
Traffickers can be sentenced to between five and 10 years in prison for kidnapping and child trafficking in China. Buyers of the kids gets no penalty, if they have treated children properly, writes the International Business Times.