Erin Chan

Erin Chan

Erin is a contributor to Inkstone. She is an intern reporter with the China Desk at South China Morning Post. She is currently studying International Journalism at Hong Kong Baptist University.

A Chinese baby for sale for $9,000 on social media
For sale: a healthy baby boy. Six people have been arrested in central China after claims that a newborn baby boy was offered for sale on social media for 60,000 yuan ($9,200), according to a police statement. An investigative report by the Xiaoxiang Morning Post was the first to point the finger at a group based in the city of Yiyang, Hunan province, which it accused of running a human trafficking operation via the popular messaging platform WeChat. According to the newspaper article, the group posted a message in mid-June that offered “a newborn, healthy boy” for sale. Anyone interested in buying him should “please come to Hunan, Yiyang quickly.” The post was accompanied by two videos of a