A teen who was sold by his parents at birth found them after a search, only to be abandoned by them again. Photo: Handout
China society
Teen tracks down parents who sold him at birth, only to be rejected again
19 Jan 2022 - 5:43AM

A teenager sold at birth by his parents for profit and was then orphaned at age 4, traced his birth parents only to be told to stay away because they had new families.

A teen who was sold by his parents at birth found them after a search, only to be abandoned by them again. Photo: Handout
Teen tracks down parents who sold him at birth, only to be rejected again

A teenager sold at birth by his parents for profit and was then orphaned at age 4, traced his birth parents only to be told to stay away because they had new families.

19 Jan 2022 - 5:43AM
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Girl, aged 5, may lose both her legs after having hot water poured on them by her father and his girlfriend. Photo: Handout
Girl, 5, beaten and burnt with hot liquid in serious condition in hospital

The father of a girl in China and his girlfriend have been arrested after beating her and pouring scalding liquid onto her legs, leaving her in hospital and narrowly avoiding having her legs amputated.

17 Jan 2022 - 8:26PM
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‘Really difficult’: China claims divorce decline due to controversial new rules

A law requiring couples seeking divorce to undergo a cooling-off period has seen a reduction in separations, authorities claim — however, many say the law makes it near impossible for couples to split.

A law requiring couples seeking divorce to undergo a cooling-off period has seen a reduction in separations, authorities claim — however, many say the law makes it near impossible for couples to split.

15 Jan 2022 - 9:38AM
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‘I cried, my hands shook’: father of girl killed in accident donates her organs

A father who donated the organs of his nine-year-old daughter after she died from brain injuries suffered at school has received an apology from the school after it delayed sending her for medical care.

A father who donated the organs of his nine-year-old daughter after she died from brain injuries suffered at school has received an apology from the school after it delayed sending her for medical care.

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Chinese mother sues friend whose ex-boyfriend killed her daughter in Japan
12 Jan 2022 - 9:36AM
Baby bonus: Chinese firm offers cash and extra leave for expecting parents
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Opinion | Long overdue, but what’s next after China cans fines for having too many kids?
27 Jul 2021 - 12:02AM
My Hong Kong | Flushed with success: how China views the humble toilet

In Chinese geomancy – feng shui – water equates to wealth, so you have to be careful not to flush it away in the toilet. Another belief holds that using a toilet too often means you are lazy or a shirker.

4 May 2021 - 4:25PM
My Hong Kong | Children deserve the truth, but Santa Claus is definitely coming to town

Young children have been forced to adapt to some harsh realities in 2020: lockdowns, missing their friends, home learning. They have mostly taken these in their stride. Don’t rob them of Christmas – Santa Claus is coming to town.

4 May 2021 - 4:25PM
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My Hong Kong | Superstitions toughened me up, but are today’s Hong Kong children overprotected?

My generation’s upbringing was marked by folklore and the threat of lifelong jinxing, but it made us resilient.

4 May 2021 - 4:25PM
My Hong Kong | How can city let tower-plunge atrocity against 29 pets go unpunished?

Hong Kong is no place for raising happy pets – soft-touch justice and lack of open spaces can make it a hostile environment.

4 May 2021 - 4:27PM
My Hong Kong | Chinese food for Christmas? If it’s shared, that’s all that matters

We don’t always have to eat traditional Christmas food to get into the festive spirit – as long as we are cooking and eating it together with loved ones, that’s a real Christmas.

4 May 2021 - 4:25PM

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Responding to its 2020 census results, China introduced a three-child policy in May 2021 after Chinese mothers gave birth to just 12 million babies in 2020. Photo: AP
Opinion | Long overdue, but what’s next after China cans fines for having too many kids?

China announced at the end of May families could now have up to three children, and last week said they would no longer face fines or other consequences for having additional children.

27 Jul 2021 - 12:02AM
My Hong Kong | Flushed with success: how China views the humble toilet

In Chinese geomancy – feng shui – water equates to wealth, so you have to be careful not to flush it away in the toilet. Another belief holds that using a toilet too often means you are lazy or a shirker.

In Chinese geomancy – feng shui – water equates to wealth, so you have to be careful not to flush it away in the toilet. Another belief holds that using a toilet too often means you are lazy or a shirker.

4 May 2021 - 4:25PM
Flushed with success: how China views the humble toilet
My Hong Kong | Children deserve the truth, but Santa Claus is definitely coming to town

Young children have been forced to adapt to some harsh realities in 2020: lockdowns, missing their friends, home learning. They have mostly taken these in their stride. Don’t rob them of Christmas – Santa Claus is coming to town.

Young children have been forced to adapt to some harsh realities in 2020: lockdowns, missing their friends, home learning. They have mostly taken these in their stride. Don’t rob them of Christmas – Santa Claus is coming to town.

4 May 2021 - 4:25PM
Children deserve the truth, but Santa Claus is definitely coming to town

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