“Police in China have busted baby-trafficking networks in 15 provinces across China, detaining more than 800 suspects, including medical workers and gang members from a variety of backgrounds, the U.K.’s Times reported Saturday.
The Chinese government said the nationwide crackdown had cast into the spotlight a crime network taking place on an epic scale, with doctors working with gangs to meet the demand for newborn boys.
Many couples wanting a boy to carry on the family line are willing to pay over $1,500.
The kidnapping of babies in China is a prolific practice. However, there appears to be a shift toward pregnant women voluntarily arranging to sell their babies – even before they give birth.”
07 Jul 2012