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BBC investigation: China's illegal trade in babies

Babies in China are being illegally but openly sold online, a BBC investigation has discovered.

Police say many of the victims are from the estimated 20,000 children abducted each year, who are then sold into adoption for tens of thousands of dollars.

The demand is fuelled by the country's childless couples.

Martin Patience followed one man in Chengde, searching for his missing son.

  • 11 Mar 2015
  • From the section China
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