Couple with seven daughters spend £10,000 buying a son

The couple from southern China, said they have 'traditional mind-set'. They allegedly bought a baby boy last November through acquaintances, so he could carry on the family name.

A Chinese couple with seven daughters have allegedly spent more than 90,000 yuan (£10,345) buying a son from strangers in order to carry on their family name. The couple, named Mr and Mrs Chen by media, have been arrested and charged by the authority of Fengshun County in China's Guangdong Province.According to a local report, the baby boy, just over a month old, had been abducted and sold to the couple, but Mr and Mrs Chen told the court that they had not been aware of the fact.  A loca...