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Keep calm, police tell abducted kids

ABDUCTED children can help chances of their rescue by staying calm, said south China's Shenzhen City police as they revealed more details of the city's wave of child kidnappings.

A sixth-grader at Nanshan Foreign Language School was killed despite his parents paying a US$500,000 ransom only because he was too "naughty and loud," police told today's Nanfang Daily.

Another victim, Cao Zongkai was rescued safely after being abducted for two weeks in June because he stayed calm, police said.

Cao told the newspaper he believed his parents and police would rescue him and said he counted every minute of the 362 hours in the kidnappers' house. He only spoke when he was asked to call his parents for ransom.

Police also advised parents to stop their children wearing expensive clothes and accessories, as kidnappers chose rich kids for ransom.

Security measures have been stepped up around Shenzhen's key primary schools where most students were snatched, police said.

Nanshan District Government has spent more than 20 million yuan on security cameras to cover all schools in the district.


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