Chinese police have rescued 92 children and two women kidnapped by a gang for sale and arrested 301 suspects in a massive operation against human trafficking.
Police simultaneously swooped on locations in 11 provinces after a six-month investigation, state media reported.
A traditional preference for boys - especially in rural areas - and a strict one-child policy have contributed to a rise in the trafficking of children and women in recent years.
Kidnapped women are sold to men in remote areas who are unable to find brides due to a shortage of women resulting from the draconian one-child policy, which has also encouraged sex-selective abortions.
State-run television said that the government intends imposing harsher punishment on people who buy kidnapped children.
The government also plans to punish parents who sell their children.
China has trumpeted the success of an intensified crackdown on the kidnapping and sale of children and women recently.
In 2011, police said they had rescued more than 13,000 abducted children and 23,000 women over the past two years or so.