Babies' Bodies Found Dumped in Chinese River

By Thaddeus M. BaklinskiBEIJING, March 31, 2010 ( - The bodies of 21 infants were found floating or lodged in the mud of a river near the eastern Chinese city of Jining last weekend, according to a China Daily report.The bodies—some in diapers, some in plastic bags marked…

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Reports suggest most of the dead babies were females who had been allowed to die or were aborted and dumped because parents wanted to keep the option open for a male child within China’s coercive one-child system.

Human rights groups and international population experts have long denounced wide scale sex-selective abortion and female infanticide in China.

Greens at the Copenhagen conference on climate change, on the other hand, praise the Chinese on-child system as being very eco-friendly.

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