Chinese couple sells newborn to buy iPhone
Beijing: A Chinese couple was sentenced to three years in jail for selling their new-born daughter online to buy an iPhone and a motorbike with the funds. The father of the child, A. Duan, sold his 18-day-old daughter for $3,530 on the social media site QQ, while the child’s mother also supported the man’s decision saying they did not know it was illegal, People’s Daily online reported on Tuesday. A. Duan spent most of time in internet cafes while the mother, Xiao Mei, reportedly worked in many part-time jobs in Tong’an district in China. “I myself was adopted, and many people in my hometown send their kids to other people to raise them. I really did not know that it was illegal,” Mei said.