New draft amendments to the laws are being put forward to the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress for tougher punishments on buyers of abducted children.
The move is believed to be a response to a viral post on Chinese social media that has sparked debate over whether capital punishment is suitable for convicted child traffickers.
Ruan Qilin with China University of Political Science and Law says the draft makes sense.
"This means buyers of abducted children shall be under criminal sanctions, regardless if they haven't abused or prevented others from saving children or not. We can see it gives tougher punishments to those child buyers. As we all know, if there is no buying, there is no child trafficking.
Under the current rules, people involved in human trafficking can be sentenced to a maximum of 10-years in prison.
In extreme cases, which involve more than three victims, the criminals can be sentenced to life imprisonment or death.
Data from the Supreme People's Court shows nearly 13,000 people have been caught involved in human trafficking from 2010 to 2014.