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Chinese couple with seven daughters 'bought baby boy to carry on family name' (STA BREAKING NEWS and ARCHIVES)

by Theresa @, Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 15:36

A Chinese couple with seven daughters allegedly bought a baby boy to carry on their family name.

The couple from south China’s Guangdong province paid 92,000 yuan (£10,700) for the "abducted" child, a court heard.

Tens of thousands of children go missing in China every year, and many are victims of huge trafficking rings that operate in the country.

Poor communities often have a traditional preference for male offspring, who can provide support to their elderly parents and carry on the family name.


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