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Indiana University
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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Chinese Officials Fired for Adoption-Process Violations

From the New York Times:

Twelve government employees have been fired and stripped of their Communist Party membership after an investigation into allegations that family planning officials kidnapped children in an impoverished rural area in the southern Chinese province of Hunan, People’s Daily, the party’s official newspaper, reported Thursday.


In a scandal that has drawn widespread coverage, parents and grandparents claim that officials from Longhui, a county that is administered by Shaoyang, illegally seized at least 16 children between 1999 and 2006 because of allegations that family planning rules were violated. Caixin Century Weekly, a Chinese magazine,  reported in May that some were later adopted by foreigners.

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The actions of the twelve officials were heinous - they deserved to be fired and stripped of their party membership.

Posted by: Tulsa Divorce Attorneys | Oct 9, 2011 3:15:58 PM

Great articles but do you ever post any family law local related articles?

Posted by: Laney Spencer | Oct 11, 2011 2:55:45 PM

Obviously concepts such as Human Rights don't exist when actions like this can go on for so long. I wonder if it's not just the tip of the iceberg?

Posted by: Kevin@Cheap Divorce Insider | Feb 3, 2012 12:27:15 AM

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