外文标题：Chinese doctor admits telling parents their newborns were sick, then selling their babies
BEIJING, China - A Chinese doctor has admitted in court that she stole babies from the hospital where she worked and sold them to human traffickers, state media and a court said.
Zhang Shuxia, a locally respected and soon-to-retire obstetrician, stood trial on Monday in northern Shaanxi province's Fuping county, according to online postings from the court.
Zhang told parents their newborns had congenital problems and persuaded them to "sign and give the babies up," the court postings said. Calls to the Weinan Intermediate People's Court and the local Communist Party propaganda department went unanswered.
The case exposed the operations of a baby trafficking ring that operated across several provinces centring on Zhang, who delivered babies at the Fuping County Maternal and Child Hospital.
Child trafficking is a big problem in China, despite severe legal punishments that include the death penalty. Families who buy trafficked children are driven partly by the traditional preference for male heirs, a strict one-child policy and ignorance of the law.
The indictment said that from November 2011 to July 2013, she sold seven babies to middlemen who sold the babies to "couples" in central and eastern China. Six of the babies were rescued, but one that was trafficked for 1,000 yuan ($165) in April later died.
Zhang was found out when a mother suspected her baby had been abducted and reported her to police in July. The official Xinhua News Agency reported that Zhang had taken the baby home with her and sold him to a man in a neighbouring province for 21,600 yuan ($3,600) the same night. He in turn resold the baby to a villager in central China for 59,800 yuan ($9,900). Several other suspects have been detained in at least four provinces, Xinhua said.
The case has added to public frustration with China's medical profession over rampant bribery and other abuses.
The Beijing Times newspaper called for a "fair punishment" for Zhang to deter other doctors. "It will inject the authoritativeness of law into professional ethics of doctors and will warn doctors not to take the wrong step that brings them lifelong regret," the paper said.
One way to reduce population in an over populated country
Wow!, is there any crime in china that doesn`t draw the death penalty????
Its no wonder that not a single dime is owed in outstanding traffic fines.
"Next week, be sure to read our feature article on Chinese geriatricians who sell old people to restaurants because they taste like chicken".
Old Chinese people taste like chicken?? Wow! Someone should make a business out that!
SOON TO BE RETIRED, I could not believe those word .Why isn't she fired.
I wonder how that one baby died so sad glad they were able to save the others
Very sad, very tragic, what some people will do for profit.
It's the same thing on every square inch of this planet when money is involved
Martina elizabeth Iskra
I'm surprised Wall-Mart hasn't gotten into this market......yet
BOGO. One Chinese baby boy, only 19.99, get his sister for 50% off. Babies are naked. Clothes sold separately.
Does the Chinese government still bill the convicted felon family for the bullets used in the execution? I like that policy.
Human trafficking currently has the highest number of victims of any time in history- so much for humans becoming better people. We never change so we should understand those facts of history and act accordingly.