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Couple In China Sold Infant Daughter For iPhone

From the Agence France Presse:

Couple in China ‘sell’ baby daughter for iPhone

October 18, 2013

Shanghai (AFP) – A young Chinese couple are facing criminal punishment for "selling" their infant daughter and using the proceeds to buy an Apple iPhone, state media said Friday.

Shanghai prosecutors have brought a case against them for human trafficking after they illegally put their third child up for adoption online 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 goods, it said.

Are we sure Jesse Jackson, Jr. hasn’t been let out on parole?

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…

They might have also been trying to avoid the punitive tax for having too many kids.

Reports did not give the amount the couple received for the child, but their online postings asked for 30,000 yuan and 50,000 yuan ($4,900 and $8,200).

Maybe they wanted two phones.

Apple last month launched the iPhone 5s, including a gold-coloured model, and the more budget-conscious iPhone 5c in China.

According to reports, Apple specifically picked the gold color because they knew it would appeal very much to the Chinese. So we should probably blame Apple for all of this. The cold-hearted bastards!

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, October 18th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Couple In China Sold Infant Daughter For iPhone”

  1. Technology is like a drug to so many people.

    Gotta go rake hay, clear my head.

  2. wirenut

    GBJ, think about it. They can’t spend money on guns. Haw-haw! For eighty-two, I’d have a 50. Cal. Smok’in.


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