Chinese couple sell their kids to pay for MMO habit

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    A young Chinese couple has sold all three of their children in exchange for money to play online games at Internet cafes, reports a southern Chinese newspaper.

    According to Sanxiang City News, the couple met in an Internet cafe back in 2007 and bonded over their obsession with online video games. A year later, the parents -- who are both under 21 -- welcomed their first child, a son. Days after his birth, they left him home alone while they went to play online games at an Internet cafe 30 km away.

    In 2009, Li Lin and Li Juan welcomed their second child, a baby girl, and came up with the idea to sell her for money to fund their online game obsession. They did so, receiving RMB 3,000 (less than $500), which they spent entirely shortly after. The couple then proceeded to sell their first child and got 10 times as much for him -- RMB 30,000, or about $4600.

    Upon having their third child -- another boy -- the parents followed in their previous footsteps and also got RMB 30,000 for him.

    They were finally turned into authorities when Li Lin’s mother found out what her son and his girlfriend had done.

    When asked if they missed their children, the parents answered, "We don’t want to raise them, we just want to sell them for some money.”

    Sanxiang City News reports the couple didn't know they were breaking the law.
     
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    That's just terrible.
     
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    At least the kids are with responsible people now.
     
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    ^Hopefully. For all we know, the kids were sold to be sex-slaves or something.
     
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    How disturbing this may sound it more than likely unfortunately.

    I like games and all but damn.
     
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    I read about this on IGN and some users there were more upset that the boys were sold for more than the girl. Priorities people! Kids shouldn't be sold for anything. The parents are sole responsible for them and game addiction is an inexcusable reason for selling them. If she didn't want to have an abortion she could've put the kids up for adoption or they both could've used protection. How can such people exsist in todays world? I really do get why some people say so and so shouldn't be allowed to have children!
     
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    Thats sick theres no chance ill leave my kids to play online. I might complain that i cant play online but would never sell them.
     
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    like me if my xbl ran out i would care id only see to it when i have the money to spend on it
     
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    Why have kids if they don't really want them :/
     
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    Easy way to make money it appears, have a kid in the UK and your set for the next 18 years... they cant be right in the head after reading that to be hoenst :S
     
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    what the fuck.
     

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