"Do you want to take my daughter?"The radio report can be read or listened to at this link.
Convicted baby trafficker Duan Yueneng uttered those words moments after I stepped into his apartment to interview him. As far as I could tell (and my assistant Cecilia Chen next to me), Mr. Duan was not kidding. His daughter, by the way, stood about five feet away. This man has been busted for selling Chinese baby girls, and he's trying to offload his own child. I declined
The report is about the 2005 Hunan scandals, but it certainly is relevant now. One disturbing thing from the report: "We got one orphanage director on the phone. She told us she's willing to pay $150 for a healthy baby girl." Doesn't sound like the baby-buying program has ended, huh?