The revelation that illegal transactions of buying and selling babies in Internet chat rooms in China are still prevalent is shocking Chinese society.
Xinhua News Agency, China, on Tuesday introduced the ruling of the People’s Court of Baywyn District in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, along with the status of Chinese baby human trafficking chat rooms.
“I originally had a family, but I got divorced because of work and I have two children. I met my girlfriend 2 years ago and I have a son who is 10 months old. Not long ago, she took all the money as she left. I can’t do anything with the children.”
Hwang told the story in the QQ chat room “SL Class Friends Meeting,” a Chinese messenger with about 300 people, saying he would sell his 10-month-old son. Hwang, the main character of the article, paid 50 yuan (about 8,500 won) to join the chat room and posted a message lamenting his situation. He said he would receive between 60,000 yuan (about 10 million won) and 100,000 yuan (about 17 million won) in deposit and make a deal on the condition that he will not contact his child even if he grows older.
Mr. and Mrs. Deng were thinking of adopting after their marriage when they didn’t have a baby, but after seeing Hwang’s story, they decided to adopt. He decided that he could adopt a child in a clean and legal way after receiving confirmation from his biological father.
But all Hwang’s stories were false. Hwang decided to join a chat room and sell his 10-month-old child behind his girlfriend’s back in January this year.
The girlfriend, who had been arguing with Hwang and left the house, returned home shortly afterwards and found her son missing. The girlfriend reported Hwang to the police, and Hwang was put on trial. The People’s Court in Baiyun-gu, Guangzhou, confiscated 60,000 yuan from selling babies from Huang and sentenced him to six years in prison and a fine of 40,000 yuan.