The reports said hospitals were helping conduct illicit operations to collect women’s eggs. Photo: AP

Students at China’s leading universities offered more than US$14,000 to sell eggs illegally

  • Investigation by Chinese newspaper finds potential buyers are willing to pay more for desirable physical traits and intelligence
  • Academic performance, height and looks among most valued characteristics, and donors with these traits were able to charge a premium
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The reports said hospitals were helping conduct illicit operations to collect women’s eggs. Photo: AP
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Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen investigates major research projects in China, a new power house of scientific and technological innovation. He has worked for the Post since 2006. He is an alumnus of Shantou University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Semester at Sea programme which he attended with a full scholarship from the Seawise Foundation.