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Global Times – Metro Beijing - - TWO CENTS -

“I was rid­ing along the Tonghui River at night when I heard a baby cry. I traced the cry and found an aban­doned baby in a box on the road­side.” So said a woman sur­named Wu, who called the po­lice af­ter find­ing an aban­doned baby girl on the street. The po­lice took the baby to the hos­pi­tal. Af­ter ex­am­i­na­tion, the baby was found to be a healthy new­born. The po­lice took her to an or­phan­age and then vis­ited many hospi­tals with her pho­to­graph, hop­ing to find her par­ents. A doc­tor rec­og­nized the baby by her blan­ket and clothes, and the mother of the baby was found. She was a 21-year-old woman liv­ing nearby. She was not mar­ried to the baby’s fa­ther and was afraid of be­ing scolded by her fam­ily, so she aban­doned the baby af­ter giv­ing birth to her. She claimed to re­gret her ac­tions and promised to take good care of the child. (Source: Bei­jing Morn­ing Post)

Il­lus­tra­tions: Luo Xuan/GT

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