Mother, 60, is reunited with her long-lost son, 34, who was abducted as a toddler after she spent three decades looking for him
Li Zingjhi found her son who had been kidnapped in 1988. She spent more than 32 years travelling through more than 20 provinces and hundreds of cities looking for him.
The mother and son finally met yesterday after police tracked down a family who adopted Jia Jia years ago by paying a human trafficker 6,000 yuan ($878), Chinese media report.
On October 17, 1988, Jia Jia’s father, known by his surname Mao, took the two-year-old boy out to play in their neighbourhood in the city of Xi’an.
Mr Mao then walked into a hotel to ask for a cup of water for the thirsty toddler – and when he returned, he realised his son had gone missing.
The terrified father immediately started looking around in nearby areas with the hotel staff – but Jia Jia was nowhere to be seen.
Xi’an police also searched the local stations after the incident but failed to find any traces of the toddler.
Ms Li, who was on a business trip when Jia Jia went missing, reportedly fainted when she received the news.
During her journey, she also helped 29 children reunite their families.