Reported Price of Babies in China in 2011

in Transnational Crime

Police in China shut down a baby trafficking ring in eastern China were at least 17 babies were known to have been sold.

The baby boys were being sold for $$7,887 (50,000 Yuan), while girls were being sold for $4,732 (30,000 Yuan). The news report stated that the prices received for the babies are higher then the annual earnings that the families would receive from farming.

Source: Associated Press, “China baby-trafficking ring is shut down,” Guardian, November 4, 2011.

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