Medical company in East China’s Shandong under investigation for alleged illegal surrogacy and child trafficking
A reproductive medical technology company from Weifang in East China’s Shandong Province is under police investigation on suspicion of operating an illegal surrogacy business and child trafficking.
The suspect surnamed Zhu was the head the reproductive medical technology company on paper but is alleged of overseeing an illegal surrogacy business and infant trafficking in private.
A secret investigation conducted by The Paper with the help of China’s renowned undercover anti-trafficking advocate Shangguan Zhengyi exposed the underground trading chain dominated by human trafficking gangs who trade newly born infants who are often abandoned by their biological parents. A newborn baby can be sold from tens of thousands of yuan to hundreds of thousands yuan.