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Chinese woman gave birth to twins at 60: report

A Chinese woman had twin girls at the age of 60 following IVF treatment after her only child died, making her possibly the oldest person in the country to give birth, state media reported Tuesday. The case is extremely unusual in China, which has long maintained a one-child policy, because…

Chinese hospital seeks virgins’ blood for medical research

A Chinese hospital’s request for blood from healthy female virgins for use in medical research has been condemned as insulting to women, state-run media reported Monday. The Peking University Cancer Hospital said it needed the blood of 100 female virgins aged from 18 to 24 years old for studies on…

Chinese baby ‘sold by doctor’ reunited with parents

BEIJING, China — A baby boy allegedly sold by the doctor who delivered him in China has been reunited with his parents, state media reported Tuesday, in a case highlighting the problem of child trafficking. Zhang Suxia, the doctor responsible for the birth in northwestern China’s Shaanxi province, allegedly persuaded…

Chinese province moves to abolish HIV tests for teachers

A Chinese province is likely to abolish mandatory HIV tests for teachers, the first region on the mainland to do so, state media said Tuesday. HIV carriers are excluded from civil service jobs including teaching and policing in many provinces across China, leading to accusations of discrimination from rights groups.…

Rise in Asian women trafficked into China

An increasing number of women from Southeast Asia are being smuggled into China and sold into marriage or forced to work as prostitutes, according to a state media report. “The number of foreign women trafficked to China is definitely rising,” the report in the China Daily quoted Chen Shiqu, director…

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