Share this on Twitter Share this on Facebook Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Sina Weibo Share this on Wechat Share this on LinkedIn Bonny Ling is the executive director of Work Better Innovations, a business consultancy that strives to promote a sustainable and inclusive economy. She is also a research fellow at the international think tank Institute for Human Rights and Business, where her work focuses on the Asia Pacific; and an advisory board member of Human Rights at Sea, an international NGO that raises global awareness of human rights abuses in the maritime sector. With a background in international diplomacy, Ling began her career with various positions within the United Nations, including its missions to Bosnia, Liberia and Cyprus. Her PhD at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland Galway, focused on human trafficking and China. What follows is a lightly edited Q&A. Bonny Ling.Illustration by Lauren Crow Q: You wrote about human trafficking in China for your doctorate. How have you seen that problem develop over your career since? A: I have worked on human traffiSubscribe or login to read the rest. Subscribers get full access to: Exclusive longform investigative journalism, Q&As, news and analysis, and data on Chinese business elites and corporations. We publish China scoops you won't find anywhere else. A weekly curated reading list on China from David Barboza, Pulitzer Prize-winning former Shanghai correspondent for The New York Times. A daily roundup of China finance, business and economics headlines. We offer discounts for groups, institutions and students. Go to our Subscriptions page for details.