Angry that they didn’t had a boy, a Chinese couple auctioned their daughter on the Internet, setting an initial price of 1 yuan (equivalent to 15 cents).
The announcement was posted on one of the most important auction sites in China, taobao.com, by the child’s uncle, two weeks ago.
He assured everyone that the baby is perfectly healthy and vigorous, and to convince the potential buyers he also published two pictures, one with the baby immediately after birth, in April 2008, the other – at one year old.
“The child has very pretty large eyes and I hope that everyone will be attracted to her”, he wrote in the message.
The man, original from the city of Zhangsu (Jiangxi Province) identified by the surname Hu, said that the auction start price is one yuan, and delivery charges will be borne by the sender.
A few days after posting, the site administrator removed the ad. Investigated by the authorities, Hu explained that his only intention was to give the unwanted children up for adoption.