Chinese couple sells kids to fund gaming addiction…


So I was reading an article the other day where purportedly a young Chinese couple has sold their three children in order to fund their online gaming addiction. Supposedly, the couple – both under 21, sold their first son for a mere 3,000 RMB, then the next daughter for 30,000 RMB, and finally another son for another 30,000 RMB.

I don’t know about you, but the story to me sounds like absolute crap. Actually, it reminds me of the quality of article which used to show up regularly (ok the only type of article) in the English newspaper China Daily.

For one, in a predominantly single child orientated country (unless you’re wealthy enough to pay for multiples), the chance of an unmarried couple, under 21, having not 1, not 2, but 3 kids, just stinks of bs. And top of that, the whole selling routine, well yeah.

China is quickly becoming one of those countries where modern myths are starting to evolve. I suspect that the greater world populace has actually little to no idea what life is like in China, and so it is let the creativity begin!
On the other hand however, having lived there myself, I also have to admit that it is a place where the above story could very well happen also. Just when you think you’ve seen it all in China, you see something else again…and again…and again…and again. In fact I think it was these laughably random occurrences which happened on a daily basis which have me so missing the place.


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One Response to “Chinese couple sells kids to fund gaming addiction…”

  1. clachic Says:

    Is it really true ?

    wow !


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