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Chinese couple sells their children to traffickers, uses the money to buy in-game items

Chinese couple sells their children to traffickers, uses the money to buy in-game items

| July 9, 2014

 

Free-to-play games are all the rage in China, but Chinese gamers often shell out a small fortune for in-game items in their favorite games, like weapons and armor. But a young couple in China took things way too far when they sold their two sons to child traffickers and used the proceeds to buy stuff in online games.

The parents in question are A Hui and A Mei (not their full names), a young, unwed couple from China’s post-90s generation. In a television interview on Guangdong TV conducted from a local detention center, they revealed that their first child was not planned, and A Mei said that A Hui had no intention of supporting the child financially. Instead, to avoid the financial burden, they sold him to Fujian-based child traffickers.

(See: Korean father suffocates his crying son, abandons body to play games.)

But then, A Mei got pregnant again. “[A Hui] likes buying items in online games, and he likes staying out all night at internet cafes,” A Mei told reporters. So many of their collective resources were going into A Hui’s gaming that the two felt, again, that they wouldn’t be able to support the child. So, once again, they sold him to traffickers.

Child trafficking is a serious problem in China that affects thousands of people every year (full disclosure: a few years ago I made a documentary film about child trafficking in China). Traffickers sell children to new parents, to street gangs and street peddlers, and even to orphanages for adoption overseas.

(See: Parents: THIS is how you deal with your child playing too many video games)

Trafficking is highly illegal, of course—convicted child traffickers often face execution—and parents who sell children to traffickers are also violating the law. A Hui’s father, who was aware of what the couple were doing with their kids, finally reported the problem to police, and both A Hui and A Mei were arrested. The two are now in jail awaiting trial and sentencing for the crime of selling children.

(via Sina Games)

 

Comments

  1. What is wrong with people ?!?!

  2. chinese

  3. definitely chinese

  4. Not asians….ITS CHINESE!!!

  5. @Christian, change that to “Chinese” to make it Valid.

  6. Sarap hampasin nung nag photo coment ng Asians e no?

  7. REAL HARDCORE GAMER LOL

  8. No game no life

  9. >.< wtf

  10. Thats sick!

  11. KArs SY

  12. worth it

  13. They’re definitely not suitable for parenting. ..

  14. Angry Voter

    They should both be sterilized.

  15. Bien, Ronald

  16. im a gamer but this is just wrong…

  17. iM A GAMER and i find this offensive

  18. WTF !

  19. Arman read this :v another wtf story :v

  20. “Chinese” retards as always

  21. oh well :v

  22. Because, they are just chinese

  23. its chinese! they are not now part of asia’

    • charlie craig

      wtf are you smoking? chinese not asian? they absolutely are the model for what IS asian.

  24. don’t play if you are acting like that
    such a fucking man
    man do not sell their children to buy in game items

  25. Alan Poe

    They don’t even care for their own children, no wonder they are trying to invade east and south east asia without a shred of shame.

  26. Arman Labrador is Gay

    Being Chinese myself, this still sickens me, but it’s retarded to associate this for all Chinese people

  27. Brad Pitt

    Only chinese! Wow

  28. Neval

    Chinese coupre serrs their chirden to traffickers.

  29. patata

    only 2? noobs.report.

  30. John

    Jeffrey Dahmer was an American serial killer and sex offender, who committed the rape, murder and dismemberment of 17 men and boys between 1978 and 1991, with many of his later murders also involving necrophilia.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_Dahmer

    Only American!

  31. Let me grab my gun

  32. Kyle Knorr

    chinese are chinese they are not asian.

  33. pelek

    not surprised seeing as how a lot of f2p games model themselves after a casino/prey on the ocd.

  34. charlie craig2
  35. joshua

    get yourself a fucking life !!

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