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Fisherman finds baby's rotting body off North Point ferry pier

A man fishing off a North Point pier was shocked to discover a dead baby in a shopping bag.

The man was fishing with other anglers when he spotted an environmentally friendly shopping bag floating off Tong Shui Road Public Pier, about 100 metres off North Point Ferry Pier, at about 5.30pm.

Wednesday, 8 May, 2013, 5:50am

China Digest, December 20, 2012

A 17-year-old waitress was given a suspended sentence of three years in prison for drowning her newborn boy in a Haidian district toilet, the Beijing Morning Post reports.

20 Dec 2012 - 4:12am

Schizophrenic suspected of throwing baby to its death in court for infanticide

Schizophrenic suspected of throwing baby to its death in court for infanticide

Murder suspect Wong Choi-ching arrives at Kowloon City Court, where she made her first appearance on charges of murdering her baby daughter, who died after being thrown from the eighth floor of a public housing estate in Cheung Sha Wan. The court heard that Wong, 29, had been suffering from a mental illness since 1995. She remains in custody after the preliminary hearing.

14 Aug 2012 - 7:49pm

Baby may have been killed by shaking

An 11-month-old girl who died in hospital after being found unconscious in her home may have been killed by being violently shaken, police said yesterday.

Her 26-year-old mother was in police custody last night on suspicion of infanticide but has not been charged. An autopsy will be carried out soon.

29 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Club hostess on probation for killing newborn girl

A nightclub hostess who killed her newborn baby when she put it into a toilet bowl to stop its crying and smothered it with a bed sheet was placed on probation for two years yesterday.

Chong Ching-yuet, 27, who pleaded guilty to infanticide in the Court of First Instance, must also receive psychological and psychiatric treatment as deemed necessary by a probation officer.

19 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Waitress guilty of throwing baby into toilet

In the early hours of a Tuesday in September last year, Chong Ching-yuet, a 27-year-old nightclub waitress who had checked herself into a Mong Kok guest house for the night, awoke with severe stomach pains. Five hours later she gave birth, alone in her room, to a healthy baby girl. By 2.27pm, the baby was declared dead, found lying face down in the toilet bowl.

4 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Desperate measures

Hong Kong is one of at least 22 judiciaries around the world that has designated infanticide, or the killing of a child in the first year of its life, as a special type of homicide, punishable as manslaughter. As a result, most of the women convicted of infanticide here are sentenced to probation and counselling instead of prison terms.

29 May 2011 - 12:00am

A man's world

A census released in Beijing reported that there is now an extraordinary imbalance in the birth rate - 117 boys are being born for every 100 girls. In Hainan province, the gap widens to an astonishing 135:100 ratio. In mainland China today, about 97 per cent of all unmarried people aged between 28 and 49 are male.

27 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Probation for killing baby

Lee Yin-fong, 32, who threw her newborn baby boy out the window of her 17th-floor Tuen Mun flat on June 17 last year after giving birth in the bathroom, was sentenced to three years' probation yesterday.

Psychiatrists determined that Lee, who has mild mental retardation, had been suffering from 'acute mental and physical distress', the Court of First Instance heard.

26 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Rape victim cleared of murder

A teen rape victim was cleared of murder yesterday, two years after she abandoned the baby conceived from the rape on a Shek Kip Mei canopy.

Prosecutors told a Court of First Instance hearing that a forensic pathologist could not determine whether the 15-year-old's baby had been born alive, which meant murder charges could not be pursued.

20 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Think about it

1. What should the government do to boost the falling birth rate?

2. How many siblings do you have? Compare the size of your family with that of your grandparents. What are the differences? Can you think of any reasons for those differences?

3. Do you support China's one-child policy? Do you think it is an infringement of human rights?

22 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Body of baby girl found in bag

The body of a newborn girl was found in a bloodstained black plastic bag dumped in a building in Lin Shing Road, Chai Wan. Police found the baby wrapped in three towels inside.

A postmortem examination showed the baby had suffered multiple fractures. Police classified the case as infanticide.

6 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

Sex selection serves society

Parents should be allowed to choose their baby's sex. Nowadays, technology allows people to choose the sex of their babies.

Choosing the baby's sex can help to control the size of the population. Some mothers keep on giving birth to six or seven girls because they want a baby boy. This leads to some case of baby girls being killed soon after birth.

1 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

Tutor surprised by birth cleared of infanticide

A tutor threw her newborn son out of a window after giving birth without knowing she was pregnant or in labour, a court heard yesterday.

Wat Wai-fong, 23, who had denied a charge of infanticide, was freed yesterday after the prosecution decided to drop the charge on the grounds the infant may already have been dead when it was thrown.

20 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Working to eradicate Indian infanticide

I REFER to the report headlined, 'Killing girls part of midwives' job' (South China Morning Post, August 21).

Ms Caroline Lees has done a commendable job in highlighting this grotesque practice. While the practice is indeed regrettable, a heartening thought is that in a country of some 900 million, such atrocities are localised, thankfully to only a few pockets.

29 Aug 1995 - 12:00am