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28 Baby Girls Found in Suitcases in China
Yahoo! ^ | Saturday, March 22, 2003 | The Associated Press

Posted on 03/22/2003 10:02:45 AM PST by Willie Green

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BEIJING - Police found 28 baby girls hidden in suitcases aboard a long-distance bus in southern China, apparently being smuggled for sale, a police officer and a newspaper said Saturday.

Officers acting on a tip made the discovery Monday when the bus stopped at an expressway toll plaza in Binyang, a town in the Guangxi region, the Beijing Morning News said. Guangxi, on China's southern coast west of Hong Kong, is one of the country's poorest areas.

An officer of the Guangxi traffic police in Binyang confirmed the discovery of the babies. Reached by telephone, she wouldn't give her name or other details.

Chinese authorities say an unknown number of children are abducted every year for sale to childless families. Older girls are sometimes sold as brides in rural areas with fewer women.

The babies found in Guangxi were all under three months old, and one died after they were found, the Beijing Morning News said. It said the smugglers might have drugged them to keep them from crying and being discovered.

The babies apparently were being smuggled for sale, though police didn't know where they had come from or where they were being taken, the newspaper said. It said the bus was bound from Yulin, a rural district of Guangxi, to the eastern province of Anhui.

No relatives have claimed them, the report said.


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1 posted on 03/22/2003 10:02:45 AM PST by Willie Green
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To: Willie Green
I wonder if this is an act of desperation by parents who couldn't bear to abort their children.
2 posted on 03/22/2003 10:05:14 AM PST by merrin
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To: merrin
Yes.
3 posted on 03/22/2003 10:06:06 AM PST by MEG33
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To: Willie Green
Horrifying.
4 posted on 03/22/2003 10:06:22 AM PST by struwwelpeter (pozovi menya s soboy)
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To: Willie Green
Interesting choice of keywords.
5 posted on 03/22/2003 10:06:24 AM PST by Dog Gone
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To: Willie Green
What!?
6 posted on 03/22/2003 10:08:05 AM PST by ItisaReligionofPeace ((the original))
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To: Willie Green
And here we thought human life was cheap in China.
7 posted on 03/22/2003 10:08:06 AM PST by Cultural Jihad
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To: Dog Gone; Willie Green
Not surprising really considering the poster.
8 posted on 03/22/2003 10:08:49 AM PST by ItisaReligionofPeace ((the original))
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To: Willie Green
Those keywords seem to indicate that you blame this on President Bush.

I have a news flash for you.

1. GWB does not sell humans.

2. Pat Buchanan (a thoroughly nice guy) will never be president.

9 posted on 03/22/2003 10:09:02 AM PST by LibKill (The UN is of less use than dog doo in the gutter.)
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To: Willie Green
why should the Chinese officials care about these girls.....aren't girl babies regularly purged before birth and after as well?

gee...maybe now that there is a "value" on girl babies, maybe the Chinese govt. will try to protect them........

what really slays me is that I have friends that had to pay thousands and go thru hoops to try to get a Chinese baby girl....and yet to see and hear about how baby girls are thrown away like trash...

10 posted on 03/22/2003 10:09:36 AM PST by cherry
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To: Cultural Jihad
I don't know. I am assuming that some women could not bear to have their babies aborted and were hoping that they would find home elsewhere. I cannot imagine what it must be like to live under such conditions as in China.
11 posted on 03/22/2003 10:10:18 AM PST by LisaAnne
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To: Willie Green
They were alive?
12 posted on 03/22/2003 10:10:18 AM PST by ewing
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To: Dog Gone; Admin Moderator
Yes. Fortunately the moderators have the ability to track those who engage in keyword abuse.
13 posted on 03/22/2003 10:10:22 AM PST by Willie Green (Go Pat Go!!!)
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To: ItisaReligionofPeace
Next time I post a story about the economy, I'll be sure to use "28 baby girls" as a keyword.
14 posted on 03/22/2003 10:10:32 AM PST by Dog Gone
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To: Willie Green
Reminds me of that Beatles album cover that was discarded because of its tasteless image of baby dolls in a trunk.
15 posted on 03/22/2003 10:11:47 AM PST by rabidralph (Very Soon, All Your Base Are Belong To Us)
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To: Willie Green
You didn't put those keywords up?? Somebody was pretty fast, then. There were no responses to the thread at all when I first saw them.
16 posted on 03/22/2003 10:11:59 AM PST by Dog Gone
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To: Willie Green
I apologize. I thought those keywords came from you.

I humbly apologize.

18 posted on 03/22/2003 10:16:36 AM PST by LibKill (The UN is of less use than dog doo in the gutter.)
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To: Willie Green
The keywords have been repaired.
19 posted on 03/22/2003 10:18:22 AM PST by Cultural Jihad
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To: Dog Gone
Next time I post a story about the economy, I'll be sure to use "28 baby girls" as a keyword.

Do yourself a favor and read the article.
It explicity mentions the babies were being smuggled for sale.
If you want to defend the slave trade, go right ahead.

20 posted on 03/22/2003 10:21:09 AM PST by Willie Green (Go Pat Go!!!)
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