30 Sep '11, 9am

China city says no infant #trafficking involved in adoption process

China city says no infant #trafficking involved in adoption process

China Daily/Asia News Network Friday, Sep 30, 2011 BEIJING - Authorities in a city in Hunan province, where family planning officials had been accused of infant trafficking, said an investigation had found no evidence of such allegations. However, the Shaoyang city government handed out punishments to 12 civil servants, explaining they were found in serious violation of Party discipline or administrative rules. No further information on the violations was released. The investigation, ordered by Zhou Qiang, Party chief of Hunan, followed a report in early May by Caixin Century magazine saying that nearly 20 infants in Shaoyang had been taken away by family planning officials between 2002 and 2005. The report said officials had accused some families of giving birth to more than one child or of illegally adopting "abandoned" children, and forcibly took those infants away. Chi...

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