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Chinese Couple Sells Their Three Children For Money To Play Online Games

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Online Gaming And Kid Selling Go Hand In Hand

Have you ever wanted to play online games in internet cafes so bad that you follow through with selling your three children just to do so?

What's that? It sounds like you're saying, "No, that's stupid."

Well, you'd be right in thinking that, also, it's pretty horrible.

According to Sanxiang City News, the couple met in an Internet cafe back in 2007 and bonded over their obsession with online video games. A year later, the parents — who are both under 21 — welcomed their first child, a son. Days after his birth, they left him home alone while they went to play online games at an Internet cafe 30 km away.

In 2009, Li Lin and Li Juan welcomed their second child, a baby girl, and came up with the idea to sell her for money to fund their online game obsession. They did so, receiving RMB 3,000 (less than $500), which they spent entirely shortly after. The couple then proceeded to sell their first child and got 10 times as much for him — RMB 30,000, or about $4600.

Upon having their third child — another boy — the parents followed in their previous footsteps and also got RMB 30,000 for him.

This is disgusting, and we can't believe there are people out there who would do this to their children. The parents were later turned in by their own parents after they found out what they had done.

So what's their official excuse?

"We don’t want to raise them, we just want to sell them for some money.”

Wow.

We don't even know what to say. Enjoy jail, we guess.

[Image via AP Images.]

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13 comments to “Chinese Couple Sells Their Three Children For Money To Play Online Games”



  1. 1

    Shut up all you people who are going to say that Chinese people shouldn't breed.
    They are just as human as all of us, believe it or not, they just were raised differently.
    And don't judge every single oriental-looking human with a baby being becuase of one incident.



  2. 2

    If they are that low to sell their kids to play online games the kids are probably better off. Who knows what they would do to those poor kids. What ppl won't do today. It's sounds like it's time to spay and nueter everyone just like we do our pets so they don't breed. There are to many things happening to these poor, poor children that didn't ask to be born.



  3. 3

    This is a very old story



  4. 4

    Wow, Mario. You're posting something old AGAIN.
    .
    I'm puzzled. I was under the impression that the Chinese government actively discouraged couples from having more than one child. Yet this couple had three?



  5. 5

    Here's the thing, selling kids in China is more common than you think. You HAVE to have a licence to have a child and you MUST be over the age of 21. Otherwise there is a tax and it is quite expensive. So with most people not being able to pay the tax, they sell their children to wealthy families that can afford to have more than one child but can't conceive, or they sell them to adoption agencies. It's definitely not right for them to do such things, but such is the case. Oh, and if a family wants to illegally keep a child, then they must keep them hidden or else face jail time. Go China.



  6. 6

    I love reading stories that are years old. Keep up the great work.

  7. Jesca says – reply to this


    7

    This story was on geekologie aaaaaaages ago!!

    Wow your site sure has gotten lame recently…..I'm sure I could make a site equal to this by using old stories…..

    *Newsflash*
    Michael Jackson has died!!!!! :-o Shocker!!



  8. 8

    Ah, Yes. Lovely STRAIGHT couples and their WONDERFUL Family Values!!!



  9. 9

    Re: lollygagging – yes I agree with you. The fact is chinese parents are more responsible than White parents are. chinese parents have high expectation for their kids



  10. 10

    China just seems so lovely



  11. 11

    Re: Jesca – lol and castro died too! oh wait



  12. 12

    Wow, I can't believe they did that. And to the I Love Lucy chick-your comment is dumb bc what other kind of couple can even conceive children together?



  13. 13

    fucking idiots…i swear some people should NOT have kids