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A group of Chinese travelers in Egypt saw Chinese writing carved on a statue in the ancient Luxor Temple, it says: " Ding jinhao was here."

Chinese tourists tried to wipe it off with tissue paper, but to no avail. Some of them took photos and put on a blog:"We are so ashamed, how can one just carve things on such precious 3500 years old relics?" The news was quickly spread by thousands of bloggers, and the culprit was found in just over 24 hours. Ding jinhao, a high school student in Nanjing province. Chinese demanded the student and his parents apologize....

The parents of Ding jinhao contacted the Chinese media, and passed on their apology: "This is a bad act of (our) child, but as parents we should bear the main blame as we did not guide him properly, we did no give him proper teaching (in manners), We (my wife and I) and our child apologize to the Egyptian authorities; we also apologize to all the people in our country who take this matter seriously. I beg everyone's pardon for my child's wrong action, and I beg everyone to give this child a chance to act right in the future. "

(According to ancient Chinese custom, parents usually bear the main responsibility for their children's behaviour.)

Luxor Temple, Egypt. Photo from Wikipedia

Stealing and Selling Children Within Half Hour in Guangdong Province. PDF Print E-mail
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Robert Bowman   

Kidnapping and selling children in Dongguan is highly organized, with kidnappers “stealing, transferring and selling” in one supply chain service. Children can be kidnapped, then transferred out off the town or county within half an hour, and finally sold in another town.

According to Central News Taipei, China Central Television (CCTV) in “Economic Half Hour” reported that kidnapping children has become a large scale “trade”, Dongguan especially is a “disaster zone”, and kidnapping networks have formed a supply chain.

There are large amounts of peasant workers from the country, in Dongguan from all over China, many of them with low incomes, and no ability to send their kids to kindergarten, so they let them play near their home when their parents go to work. No one is looking after their kids, and their residential situations are complicated due to poor financial support, which gives ample opportunity to kidnappers.

Network of organized crime

The report says that the number of people involved in kidnapping children in China in a gang can range from 10 to 100, and that it has become a network of organized crime with characteristics of family structure, professional and reaching across provinces. Because the organisation is so huge, the speed and the efficiency of kidnapping children has highly alarmed many parents. Once kidnapped, within half an hour, these children have been transferred, by the time the parents report missing children, these children have disappeared without a trace, Police say that to find any leads is very difficult.

After the children are transferred to other areas, they will be sold just like ‘buk choy’ (a popular Chinese vegetable) sold with a price tag”. Most of them would be adopted by a purchasing family, others can become little beggars controlled by a head beggar, and some of the girls are forced into prostitution.

This child's tongue and penis were cut off. the wound on his head was caused when hit by a truck. People living near the rubbish dump offer some food to him. (Screenshot from news

A professor from the University of the Public Security of China, Wang Da Wei says, ten years ago, selling a child could gain a profit of several thousand yuan; in recent years the profit has doubled. In some developed areas, a baby boy can be sold for ten thousand yuan($1465).




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