China, Abortion, Heirs, Kidnapping

China’s policy of one child per family has left the nation that places a high societal value on sons in a lurch.  Kidnapping is on the rise.

“The thieves often strike at dusk, when children are playing outside and their parents are distracted by exhaustion”…….

“…anecdotal evidence suggests the children do not travel far. Although some are sold to buyers in Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam, most of the boys are purchased domestically by families desperate for a male heir, parents of abducted children and some law enforcement officials who have investigated the matter say.”

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