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China: Five Charged After Teen Sells Kidney to Buy IPhone, IPad

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(Reuters) - Five people in southern China have been charged with intentional injury in the case of a Chinese teenager who sold a kidney so he could buy an iPhone and an iPad, the government-run Xinhua News Agency said on Friday.

The five included a surgeon who removed a kidney from a 17-year-old boy in April last year. The boy, identified only by his surname Wang, now suffers from renal deficiency, Xinhua quoted prosecutors in Chenzhou city, Hunan province as saying.

According to the Xinhua account, one of the defendants received about 220,000 yuan (about $35,000) to arrange the transplant. He paid Wang 22,000 yuan and split the rest with the surgeon, the three other defendants and other medical staff.

The report did not say who received and paid for the kidney.

The teen was from Anhui, one of China's poorest provinces, where inhabitants frequently leave to find work and a better life elsewhere. He bought an iPhone and iPad, and when asked by his mother where he got the money, admitted selling a kidney.

Apple products are hugely popular in China, but are priced beyond the reach of many Chinese. IPhones start at 3,988 yuan ($633), and iPads begin at 2,988 yuan ($474).

Wang's renal deficiency is deteriorating, Xinhua quoted prosecutors as saying.

Only a fraction of the people who need organ transplants in China are able to get them, leading to "transplant tourism" where patients travel overseas for such operations, and to a black market for human organs.

China banned the trading of human organs in 2007, Xinhua said. Several other suspects involved in the case are still being investigated.
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Re: China: Five Charged After Teen Sells Kidney to Buy IPhone, IPad

their the same prices as here in aus.

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He probably got sold the cheap chinese knock off as well!!

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17 Year Old in China Sells Kidney for IPad and IPhone

Five people in China have been charged with intentional injury after a 17-year-old sold one of his kidneys to pay for an iPad and an iPhone, the government-run Xinhua News Agency reported Friday.

The five included a surgeon who removed a kidney from a 17-year-old boy in April last year.

The boy, identified only by his surname Wang, now suffers from renal deficiency, Xinhua quoted prosecutors in Chenzhou city, Hunan province as saying.

According to the Xinhua account, one of the defendants received about 220,000 yuan (about $35,000) to arrange the transplant.

He paid Wang 22,000 yuan and the rest was split between the defendants and other medical staff.

The report did not say who received and paid for the kidney, or what that person's legal situation might be.

Teen's health deteriorating

The teen was from Anhui, one of China's poorest provinces, where inhabitants frequently leave to find work and a better life elsewhere.

He bought an iPhone and iPad, and when asked by his mother where he got the money, admitted selling a kidney.

Chinese man wakes up — minus his kidney

Apple products are hugely popular in China, but are priced beyond the reach of many Chinese. The iPhones start at 3,988 yuan ($633), and iPads begin at 2,988 yuan ($474).

Wang's renal deficiency is deteriorating, Xinhua quoted prosecutors as saying.

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Re: China: Five Charged After Teen Sells Kidney to Buy IPhone, IPad

all this hype over icrap, and people smuggle dope??? I know there is strict control over import, but I would much rather move that then coke.

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Bad job on the stitches! My post didn't have any pictures :(
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Not worth it... lol the things that people do when all they had to do is get a job....

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Re: 17 Year Old in China Sells Kidney for IPad and IPhone

And then Bought a 786 euro Iphone 4 S, Made in China

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