This is an amazing story, and I am posting on the tech threads since it is really a tech story.
How does QQ work, what is it, and how do you think the CBI was able to locate the girl via tracing?
Good work, Sherlock!
A 13 year old girl from Fuzhou, the capital of the southern Chinese province of Fujian, who was abducted and brought to Taiwan by cross-strait human traffickers April 2, has been rescued by law enforcement officers in southern and northern Taiwan working in concert.
Relying totally on the Internet and information technology, the Kaohsiung county police managed to discover where Lin Ling, 13, was being held captive by her abductors, and went to her rescue.
The story of Lin’s Taiwan ordeal began on the night of April 5 when a resident of Fengshan, Kaohsiung County, went to the Fengshan Police Department for help, claiming that a friend of his living in Fuzhou had called him to say that his 13-year-old daughter had been abducted to Taiwan, probably by members of a “snake-head” ring planning to sell her to an underground brothel in Taiwan.
According to the Fengshan resident, surnamed Cheng, the only thing he knew besides the fact that Lin Ling had been abducted to Taiwan, was that Lin had sent S-O-S signals to her schoolmate, Weng Shi, via an online chat engine called QQ, over the last several days.
By early Tuesday morning, the police and the IT experts had finally pinpointed Lin’s location - a room in a residential building in Hsinchuang, Taipei County.
They contacted their counterparts in Taipei County, who immediately raided the building and saved the girl.