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Hanoi (VNA) - A major female culprit of a transnational child trafficking gang, Huang Qingheng, was executed by a court in southern China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on August 16, said Xinhua News Agency.

Huang's execution was sanctioned by China's Supreme Court.

She was sentenced to death by the Intermediate People's Court of Fangchenggang City in Guangxi for being found guilty of child trafficking in a first-instance trial held in May 2014, China’s Supreme Court later approved the ruling.

Huang, whose nationality was not clear, claimed to be born in 1982 and lived in Vietnam. Huang and her gang were found guilty of trafficking more than 20 infants and children since 2010, according to court verdicts.

There were 23 members of Huang's gang, who are both Chinese and Vietnamese nationals. Apart from Huang, the others were given jail terms ranging from 22 months to life imprisonment after they were convicted of child trafficking.

Children were smuggled from Vietnam to be sold in China, mainly in Guangdong Province, or pregnant Vietnamese women were sent to China to sell their children after they were born.

Eleven of the children aged from 10 days to seven months old were rescued by Chinese police, 10 of whom being Vietnamese were returned to Vietnam.-VNA