Arrival dates for newborns are all-important in Chinese culture. Picture: Reuters
Jason Wordie
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Then & Now by Jason Wordie

Female infanticide: the dark side of China’s obsession with luck

The Chinese fixation with picking an “auspicious” time for births is well known but there was also a time when it was culturally acceptable to dispose of a child – especially a girl – likely to bring bad luck on the family

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Arrival dates for newborns are all-important in Chinese culture. Picture: Reuters
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