Shanghai. CHINA - A Chinese internet user set up an online auction for babies on eBay Eachnet, the China arm of C2C internet firm eBay. The posting has since been removed, an eBay (China) official said Thursday.
"We have removed the posting and frozen the account of the person who set up the auction, and already given all relevant information to the Shanghai police," eBay (China) PR Manager Tang Lei told Interfax.
The online auction for babies was posted
on October 16 by a newly registered eBay Eachnet user with the user
name "Forever Innovator." All babies offered for sale were younger than
100 days and from central China's Henan Province, one of the country's
poorer regions. Baby boys were being sold at a minimum of RMB 28,000
(USD 3,469.64), while baby girls were being sold at a minimum of RMB
13,000 (USD 1610.90)
Under China's Criminal Law, the abduction
and subsequent sale of women and children carries a prison sentence of
between 5 and 10 years.
what have we learned from all this?
2 girls ≠ 1 boy
working on a war... this is proving to be a lot harder than before :(
Avril cleans up very well