Au­thor­i­ties launch in­ves­ti­ga­tion into brides and sur­ro­gate moth­ers for Chi­nese men

Mizzima Business Weekly - - NEWS ROUNDUPS -

Myan­mar au­thor­i­ties have launched an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into an ap­par­ent hu­man-traf­fick­ing op­er­a­tion that re­cruits women as brides and sur­ro­gate moth­ers for Chi­nese men through ad­ver­tise­ments on the streets Muse on Myan­mar’s bor­der with China, RFA re­ported quot­ing an anti-traf­fick­ing of­fi­cial.

One ad with a head­line read­ing “in­vi­ta­tion for mar­riage” in Chi­nese and Burmese, gave the height, in­come, and ad­dress of an un­named Chi­nese man who is look­ing for a Myan­mar bride be­tween the ages of 26 and 32. The ad also pro­vides a con­tact num­ber and says more de­tails can be dis­cussed over the phone.

Other ad­ver­tise­ments with the head­line “sur­ro­gate moth­ers wanted” say a com­pany is look­ing for women un­der the age of 25 to carry the babies of Chi­nese men in ex­change for pay­ments of 13,000 yuan (U.S. $1,900) a month, meals, and ac­com­mo­da­tions. The ads pro­vide a con­tact num­ber, the RFA re­port said.

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