18-day-old baby sold by parents for an iPhone

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  1. Kshatriya87

    Kshatriya87 Senior Member Senior Member

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    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...arents-for-an-iPhone/articleshow/51336744.cms

    BEIJING: In a shocking incident, a Chinese couple allegedly sold their 18-day-old baby daughter for $3530 to buy an iPhone.

    A Duan, father of the child, from Fujian Province in country's southeast found a buyer for his 18-day-old child on the social media site QQ, who paid $3530 (23,000 Yuan) for the baby, state-run People's Daily online reported.

    The man allegedly intended to buy an iPhone and a motorbike with the funds.

    The mother, called Xiao Mei, reportedly worked many part- time jobs while the father spent his most of time in internet cafes.

    The couple met at work back in 2013 and, after plans for their marriage were shelved with neither party meeting the legal age, their child was born following an unwanted pregnancy.

    Both parents were 19 at the time and being short of money and finding his newborn daughter to be a financial burden, A Duan eagerly took up the opportunity to traffic her off in order to buy the material possessions he desired.

    Mei had fled from Tong'an after the baby was sold, but was tracked down by police investigating the illegal sale.

    "I myself was adopted, and may people in my hometown send their kids to other people to raise them. I really didn't know that it was illegal," Mei said.

    Mei has received a two-and-a-half year suspended sentence and A Duan was given three years in jail, the report said.

    The baby was purchased for the unnamed buyer's sister. As the parents are not in a financial position to raise the child it is understood the infant is still with the buyer's sister, the report said.

    The buyer allegedly turned himself into police after acquiring the infant.

    As many as 200,000 boys and girls are kidnapped in China every year and sold openly online, according to an estimated report last year.

    Child trafficking has been a long-standing problem in China, but despite the efforts of the authorities, the sinister practice is thriving, leading to thousands of families being torn apart.
     
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    Razor CIDs from Tamilnadu Senior Member

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    This is the same kind of method used by the west against Hindus and India. Generalize a particular incident and make it a fault of an entire culture. To accept that a big number of chinese would sell their children for iphone is similar to accept that a big number of Indians are rapists or wannabe rapists.
     
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    DingDong Senior Member Senior Member

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    Exactly, there are people in all countries who can commit worst and unimaginable crimes. But, we don't need to play the "good guy", Chinese like the west never spared a chance to humiliate us, why should they deserve anything less? We must give them back in equal measures, there is nothing wrong in making such "generalizations".
     
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    Kshatriya87 Senior Member Senior Member

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    I remember reading about chinese people selling kidneys to buy iphones everytime before a new model is released. Now they are selling babies.

    Wonder what's left to sell now.
     
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    sorcerer Senior Member Senior Member

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    Height of Chinese Logic.

    Iphone Comes with SNOOOZE button..kids dont have that..
    Kida are like alarm clock in Random setting!:crying::crying:
     
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    VaghaDeva The Wise Wolf

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    Their rice fields :D
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    sasum Atheist but not Communists. Senior Member

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    Following example from Fox News will illustrate your point:

    Indian Police Say Boy Pushed 10-Year-Old Girl From Bridge, Killing Her for iPod
    Published August 19, 2008
    Associated Press

    A 14-year-old school boy in eastern India has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a younger student who refused to give him her iPod, police said Tuesday.

    The boy allegedly pushed the 10-year-old girl off a 30-foot bridge then climbed down and strangled her unconscious body on Monday, said Swapan Banerjee, the officer in charge of the local police station in Seuri, a town in West Bengal state.

    "It was a murder with intention. He murdered her in anger because she refused to part with the gadget," Banerjee said.

    A recent boom in India's economy has brought benefits to millions of middle-class Indians, but has simultaneously exposed simmering discontents as socio-economic inequalities soar and aspirations rise.

    "We were always worried about students bringing such gadgets to the school," said Tanmay Ghosh, the headmaster of the school that both children attended. "We have issued several notices and given enough warnings asking them not to bring iPods and cell phones to class."

    The boy, who tried to hide the body behind a bush, was arrested, Banerjee said. If convicted of murder, the boy could be sent to a juvenile detention center for up to 10 years.

    There was no immediate comment from the boy's family, the police said.
     

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