Chinese police shut down large baby-trafficking ring

Chinese police have shut down a large baby-trafficking ring in Zoucheng, Shandong province. Migrant couples were being paid for their babies, who were then given to Chinese couples.

The trafficking ring paid families 50,000 yuan (£4,900) for boys and 30,000 yuan (£3,000) for girls. Some of the families had sold as many as three babies. The prices paid were far above the income levels of most families in the region, and a total of 17 infants have so far been identified in the investigation.

The underground child market is thriving in China. Some people simply want children without going through the inconvenience of pregnancy, while others are seeking slave labour. The country still has a family planning policy that limits urban couples to just one child, and rural couples to a maximum of two.

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