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Old October 18th, 2013, 01:57 AM
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China couple sell child for iphone

Couple in China 'sells' daughter for iPhone: Report




SHANGHAI: A young Chinese couple are facing criminal punishment for "selling" their daughter and using part of the proceeds to buy an Apple iPhone, state media said on Friday.

Shanghai prosecutors have brought a case against the couple for human trafficking after they illegally put their third child up for adoption through online postings and accepted money for the baby, the Liberation Daily reported.

Investigators found the mother, whose full name was not given, used the money to buy an iPhone, high-end sports shoes and other products, also online, it said.

Apple's products are wildly popular in China, where a teenager sold his kidney and used the funds to buy an iPhone and iPad in an incident widely reported last year.

But the couple told police that they wanted the girl to have a better upbringing than they could afford, since they already had two children.

"Giving away the child was not for obtaining benefits, but giving the child better guarantees," one said.

Shanghai police and prosecutors could not be immediately reached for comment.

Shanghai media reports did not give the amount the couple received, but their online postings referred to 30,000 yuan and 50,000 yuan ($4,900 and $8,200).

Apple last month launched the iPhone 5s, including a gold-coloured model, and the more budget-conscious iPhone 5c in China.
From http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/w...w/24329854.cms

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Old October 18th, 2013, 11:43 AM
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Is this what we Indians will become ourselves?

Come on my brother and sister Bharatwasiyon, not all of us are wretched Congis.

We will find that immortal spirit to fill our children to make them true humans honorable of the title of the future evolved human race.

None of us are true Congi slaves here, all of us know how to walk honorably with our legs and not crawl on the ground with our backs like Congi serpents do so here or anywhere for that matter.
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Is this what we Indians will become ourselves?

Come on my brother and sister Bharatwasiyon, not all of us are wretched Congis.

We will find that immortal spirit to fill our children to make them true humans honorable of the title of the future evolved human race.

None of us are true Congi slaves here, all of us know how to walk honorably with our legs and not crawl on the ground with our backs like Congi serpents do so here or anywhere for that matter.
Absolutely. I agree. Just 1 child for 1 iPhone is pathetic. It should be 2 at the minimum. Please respect the dreams and hardwork of Steve Jobs.
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I think the media is unnecessarily sensationalizing this. It is extremely traumatic to give away a child. A LOT of them do give away their children for adoption if they think they cannot care for the baby like they wanted to. In return they also get money. Nothing new here. What they do with the proceeds is none of our business. But just because they bought gadgets out of the proceeds, its wrong to say they sold because they wanted gadgets.
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I think the media is unnecessarily sensationalizing this. It is extremely traumatic to give away a child. A LOT of them do give away their children for adoption if they think they cannot care for the baby like they wanted to. In return they also get money. Nothing new here. What they do with the proceeds is none of our business. But just because they bought gadgets out of the proceeds, its wrong to say they sold because they wanted gadgets.
Media is unnecessarily sensationalizing everything, thats what it has come to. If you follow the leading national media houses in India it seems like India has 2 states Congress and BJP, and their CMs are Rahul and Modi respectively, rest all is just a speck of worthless shit.
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