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Chinese couple sells their baby, uses proceeds on shoes, iPhone

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 19 Oct 2013 21:38 User comments (10)

Chinese couple sells their baby, uses proceeds on shoes, iPhone An unemployed Chinese couple has been accused of selling their newborn baby for 50,000 yuan (about $8000 USD) and then using the money to buy an iPhone, among other items.
Mr. Teng and Ms. Zhang, as they are been referred to in the Chinese media, are set to stand trial in Shanghai for auctioning off their child to the highest bidder.

Making matters worse, prosecutors say the couple hid the woman's pregnancy for all nine months, even going as far as to tell neighbors that she had a stomach tumor when the bump became visible. Almost immediately after birth (at home), the couple handed the baby over to the buyer who then deposited the funds into their bank account.

For their defense, the couple says due to their lack of jobs, they were selling the baby in its own best interest. They hoped the child would be placed in a "good, stable home and receive a good education. We did not give the baby away for money but in order to give it more security."

Despite that claim, the couple used thousands of dollars within days of the birth on the iPhone, expensive sneakers and more.

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10 user comments

120.10.2013 6:23

Quote:
For their defense, the couple says due to their lack of jobs, they were selling the baby in its own best interest.
Replace the term "jobs" with "humanity" and that's actually a pretty reasonable defense.

220.10.2013 8:47

Originally posted by nonoitall:
Quote:
For their defense, the couple says due to their lack of jobs, they were selling the baby in its own best interest.
Replace the term "jobs" with "humanity" and that's actually a pretty reasonable defense.
Totally agree ^^^^^^^

320.10.2013 16:23

First:
They plan the freaky deal from the very beginning & spend the little money so fast on garbage say it all.

Second:
How these UN-humane Chinese couple know about the future of their own blood, that could end up as Child Trafficking!?

- Girl smuggled into Britain to have her "organs harvested"
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/...-harvested.html
or:
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSQLRHQnEKk

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 21 Oct 2013 @ 16:03

Live Free or Die.
The rule above all the rules is: Survive !
Capitalism: Funnel most of the $$$ to the already rich.

420.10.2013 16:25

its sad but consider this first!!

In china you are allowed only one child this leads citizens in china to hide births and people and to sneak them out of the country any way possible for a better life and all though we don't condone what they did the latter could have been much worse the death of the child or worse imprisonment for having another child the whole story all though sad consider this.

"when china decided to make there megadam project nearly 2 million plus people where displaced and moved to new homes the problem is without the old ways of which these citizens where use to and the old ways which kept there families fed are now gone and people that where farmers and fishermen and even boat builders lost there jobs and there livelihood."

Look at the history before you judge someones actions or there resolve.

or as my friend puts it..

"who ever said money doesn't make the world go round has never been poor"


521.10.2013 13:54

Hey........some people don't want kids and would rather have an IPhone or shoes........China shouldn't care because of their overpopulation and this just HELPED their situation.

At least the birthing parents knew that they didn't want kids and found a home, as opposed to those idiots out there that don't want kids or SHOULDN'T BE ALLOW TO HAVE THEM but then go ahead and have them anyway......like people in the ghetto.

I just don't see the problem here. Kids suck!

621.10.2013 14:51

Originally posted by hearme0:
At least the birthing parents knew that they didn't want kids and found a home, as opposed to those idiots out there that don't want kids or SHOULDN'T BE ALLOW TO HAVE THEM but then go ahead and have them anyway......like people in the ghetto.
Hey the ghetto people sure as hell want the welfare the kid generates. Whether the kid sees a penny from it?


Just my $0.02,

dEwMe

721.10.2013 20:19

Don't want kids? Don't have kids.

It's not really a mystery how they're made, nor is how to avoid making them.


821.10.2013 20:59

hearme0, watch that comment about "people in the ghetto" as that is not always true!!

922.10.2013 1:25

what the h***?

1024.10.2013 16:18

Originally posted by ddp:
hearme0, watch that comment about "people in the ghetto" as that is not always true!!
I know......but while not always true........it's a pattern that can't be ignored and is vastly more true than not true in the long run.

Usually "ghetto" and "uneducated" go hand in hand.........Props to those that prove this assumption wrong!!

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