Radio Free China

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In China 190 children are snatched every day

Posted by radiofreechina on September 27, 2007

Has anyone seen our child? (observer.guardian.co.uk/magazine)

In China, 190 children are snatched every day – more than twice the number taken in England and Wales in a year. The Chinese government does not acknowledge the extent of the problem, or the cause. The Single Child Policy has made it essential to have a son, leading to the abortion of more than 40 million girls and setting the price on a boy’s head at more than six months’ wages.

…around 40m girls have been selectively aborted since the One Child Policy was instituted in 1979), how can you be sure to get a son? Sometimes the only choice seems to be to buy a stolen child, gender already determined.

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