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Chinese Parents Sell Kids To Fund Gaming Habits

| 26 Jul 2011 04:00
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No, you read that right.

Just when you thought stories of stupid people doing incredibly stupid things for technology couldn't get any more insane, China has produced another winner: Two young parents were recently revealed as having sold all three (three!) of their children so they could play online videogames at internet cafes.

According to Sanxiang City News, the parents are Li Lin and Li Juan and are both under the age of 21. The first sale occurred in 2009, when they sold their second child, a baby girl. The girl went for under $500, but their first child (this time a boy) was sold soon after for $4,600. Then, the couple sold their youngest child, also a boy, for another $4,600.

It wasn't until Li Juan's mother found out what was going on that she wound up reporting the two young people to the authorities. The couple is apparently claiming they didn't know what they were doing was illegal. Not only that, but when they were asked if they missed their children, this was their response:

"We don't want to raise them, we just want to sell them for some money," they said.

Stating that you didn't know it was illegal to sell your child is pretty ludicrous. If Li Lin and Li Juan aren't sure about whether they're completely worthless human beings, I'll be happy to give them the answer.

Source: ABC via Eurogamer

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