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and political and social topics considered from different perspectives. we cover the issues that turkey. become for for information. plus 90 connect to an unbiased agenda subscribe minimal or new to. this is d w news asia coming up today bride trafficking christian girls and women from pakistan married off to men in china the brats are told their future grooms are also christian and well off but the reality is very different also coming up taiwan on edge parliament will vote tomorrow on legislation to legalize same sex marriage but how equal marriage equality in taiwan actually feet will look ahead to the big decision. and harry endeavor this harbor is a master of hair sculpting in china sharing famous faces on to his clients.
i'm sumi so much gondo welcome to d.w. news asia it is good to have you with us. not their promised a better life and money to help their families that's how hundreds of pakistani girls and women like maek are being married off to men in china it's called bride trafficking and human rights watch is demanding that china and pakistan do something to stop it now according to christian activists marriage brokers are seeking out poor families and pakistan's christian community promising them grooms who are rich and christian once the women arrive in china however it's a different story the booming foreign bride market in china is a product of the country's one child policy it. tipped the gender balance towards
men now brokers used to look for brides from vietnam war from north korea but the man has grown and they've expanded their radius. chinese men are in need of brides and this is where they hope to find them in pakistan small and vulnerable christian community. goals like these are yours with promises of a better life and told them marry a wealthy christian convert their parents are promised money. but these are almost always lies. as was married to a chinese man at 16 she's back home now pregnant and trying to forget her last christmas in china. my husband beat me when i said i wanted to go to church he was tired but i was insisting and he struck me and stepped on my phone breaking it. up but of a walk i went on why with all of the. market had
a similar experience after marrying at 19 she moved to a remote chinese village with her husband once there she says she wasn't allowed to leave the house. name. or didn't want to go to china but it was up to my parents after the marriage they said i should go that i would have a good life that. is why doesn't the did. oh good life it's a promise that many are falling for in impoverished christian communities in punjab activists say that marriage brokers screws around churches to look for potential brides and recruit local priest for help in targeting the poorest families. and markets marriages are said to have been arranged with the help of a pastor from this church. who. is a christian acted. journalist he says grimm's pay up to $5000.00 for the service
and the biggest share and slap in the chinese deal is pockets. the pakistani dealer gets around 200000 rupees and the family about 300000. it's big business and in china openly at a time this graffiti promotes matchmaking service is namak screams the lids. when we go in my opinion this is human trafficking and the chinese government is responsible for this if their citizens are doing these things. pakistan recently arrested at least 8 chinese nationals suspected of trafficking women and more arrests are expected. china says it has 0 tolerance for the practice but human rights minister says beijing is enabling marriage broca's by issuing visas and documents to pakistani brides without asking questions.
and we can speak to a correspondent how do enjoy his standing by in islamabad in pakistan how do and thank you for joining us now we're seeing a surge of pakistani brides being married to men in china in our report we saw the cases of 2 women but in general what do these brides face when they arrive in china . right vendue each right now they're going to be spread. around this didn't respond at traffic and compete for you john and the braves who were refused are often threatened beaten and tortured those who were refused for the sexual acts are required to intrude involvement they were beaten by their spouses in china and it is tracking these men he says that 100 women mostly christians back to chinese men even one here human rights watch says these cracks the security and police or the situation for them because it's very difficult in china so this is extremely troubling when you're talking about abuse
that there are even exposed to organ trade so what kind of infrastructure is available for them in china to help them get out of the situation to even go back home. after they do believe that the you should be it's a woman have no options and believe i know. the situation but we chinese embassy is nobody that's abusive you can and these are the 99 you braves who claim to be trying to beat their stalls all the side but just on foreign office it's not about says that the chinese new. rules when you drink and you situation in movement you can be situations i'm extending all the possible assistance to pakistanis you citizens and there is no there is no it's not forced prostitution the foreign office says that and you see that the human organs are based on human interaction are after many years to get chinese nationals to understanding the victims deny the state why are these brokers allowed to operate freely in pakistan we know that
china is pouring a lot of money into pakistan as part of its belton road initiative does that mean that it's unable to put political pressure on china. yes there has been instructs us the chinese national. interests and yet this is. dollars investment in pakistan to a gate a giant of our star you know what to do and it is a leniency going to be the one to see are the chinese nationals and you should be these are on the right was so focused on the authorities have launched that don't ask chinese nationals in the recent days who had anything to be mourned in this human trafficking and you are going straight if you're going to expect an investigation agency has been used out of house arrest the 79 chinese and the pakistani citizen going to go up. all right correspondent how do intend us speaking to us from islamabad in pakistan thank you very much thank you
to taiwan now an island that's considered a bastion of liberalism in asia that liberalism is being put to the test on friday the taiwanese parliament will vote on 3 bills on legalizing same sex marriage for the island's l g b t community the fight for same sex unions has not been easy back in 2017 the island's top court ruled it was unconstitutional to ban same sex couples from getting married but last year taiwanese voters rejected that ruling in a series of referendums now those couples are waiting nervously for parliament's thought shane and some argue on have spent the last 2 years planning their wedding in fine detail. the cake shop owners from taipei have been dreaming of their special day ever since taiwan's top court ruled same sex couples should be allowed to marry a 1st for asia. so. it was sort of high 1 may often be overlooked internationally and all of the things we have done are visionaries that
we can be proud of that. but on top of the usual wedding stresses shane mark and other taiwanese same sex couples have a bigger problem and it's divided the island's. i i same sex couples wanting to wear it still don't know what their marriage will look like that's because the courts didn't specify how its ruling should be applied so parliament will vote on 3 options one put forward by the government is just about satisfactory for these rights campaigners and to others tabled by lawmakers which don't use the word marriage and provide much less protection for couples. we don't know what these lawmakers want maybe they want to force us down a dead end but we won't accept that we'll fight like that but not everyone on this relatively liberal island shares these people's desire for equality in
a series of referendums last year more than 2 thirds of voters decided marriage should only be defined as being between a man and a woman friday's ruling will be closely watched and it may not be the last word on the matter. and we'll be covering the vote on those 3 bills in the taiwanese parliament tomorrow now to a quirky story from china about a man and his razor and the portraits he shaves under people's heads we're going to take a look now at a barber and his quest to be a cut above the rest. they call me a lot show up my real name is one junk. i was born in 1800 and i was among the 1st to do his sculpting in china and with.
one thing is no ordinary barber the 39 year old specializes in sculpting images of famous faces on to his clients heads such as chairman mao. bruce lee. it's a form of art it's about daily life but it goes beyond that it's very challenging to use here to show an image on someone's head but i'm someone who rather likes challenges. one started her sculpting 4 years ago and he's gained a loyal following since then this 28 year old regular has requested a tribute to england football legend david beckham. but you. people all know that david buik amuses symbol of fashion entering eunice. so today i want to have easy image on my head which means i can be as fashionable is
even. wang takes about an hour to complete a hess culture like this and it doesn't cost more than a regular haircut which is lucky for his clients because the hairy artworks start growing out after about a week. that's it for today there are more stories on our website dot com slash asia and be sure to check us out on facebook as. well leave you now with some images from kyoto the spectacular costumes at the hour we festival of the railway thanks for watching and see you next time.
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