A 69-year-old mother surnamed Tang and her 74-year-old husband surnamed Deng from Anhe Town, Quanzhou County, Guilin, Guangxi, in order to find their seventh son who was snatched away 32 years ago, petitioned on the “Child Abduction Case”. The Health Bureau replied that “the super-born child will be taken away by the whole county for social adjustment, and there is no child abduction… No record of the whereabouts of the super-born child” replied “the petition will not be accepted”. The term “social adjustment” immediately shocked the society, and the “Beijing News” bombarded “challenging human common sense and trampling on the bottom line of social morality”. Quanzhou County’s health and health director and the deputy director in charge were suspended for inspection yesterday due to “ignoring the demands of the public and administrative inaction”.
Mainland social platforms circulated on Monday that the Quanzhou County Health and Health Bureau issued a “Notice of Inadmissibility of Letters and Visits” to the Dengs and his wife last Friday. Choose one of the superborn children for social adjustment.” Subsequently, a “Notice on the Transfer of Letters and Calls” issued by the “Quanzhou County Public Security Bureau” last month also began to circulate, showing that the Deng and his wife had petitioned the Guilin Municipal Law Committee on the 21st of last month, demanding that “Anhe Township, Quanzhou County be held accountable” Huang Huanxiong, the former deputy head of the township, Gao Lijun, the former head of the family planning station, and others were “suspected of child trafficking.”
Mainland media reported that the Dengs had 4 boys and 3 girls, and their youngest son, the seventh, was snatched away in 1990 at the age of 1. The report quoted the eldest daughter, fourth daughter and fifth daughter of the Deng family as saying that their parents were taken to a hotel in the county town along with their eldest sister and seventh brother for not being able to collect 6,000 yuan in excess. Among them was Gao Lijun, the then head of the family planning station in Anhe Township, Quanzhou County. The daughter of the Deng family pointed out that after the incident, the parents called the police to find the person, and they asked the police to file a child abduction case to investigate Gao Lijun.
The daughter of the Deng family said, “Finding the youngest son is the old man’s greatest wish for the rest of his life.” The mother was in tears all day long, and she was blinded by crying. A few years ago, she registered to find her relatives on the missing children’s website. There is no good news for the younger brother’s people, but after the incident has fermented recently, the town government staff promised to find the whereabouts of the seventh younger brother together. The Guilin Municipal Party Committee and Municipal Government have sent a working group to Quanzhou County to conduct an in-depth investigation, and the Guangxi Autonomous Region Commission for Discipline Inspection and Supervision has also sent a working group to guide the investigation and handling of Guilin City.
Internal media: The transferred child cannot be left unaccounted for
Some mainland netizens said, “I didn’t know the whereabouts of the superborn babies when I was a child. I always thought they would be arrested and killed. Fortunately, it’s just a social adjustment, I’m really grateful.” Mainland media found that in Shaoyang, Hunan, Dazhou, Sichuan and other places that year, there were babies who were born superborn and were “adjusted by society” and adopted by “people with a heart” after paying child support. Some mainland lawyers pointed out that there is no “social adjustment” measure for the one-child policy at the national level. If a child who is adjusted is handed over to “human traffickers”, it is no different from child abduction. The lawyer also pointed out that although the current law makes “social adjustment” very unreasonable, “the law does not go back to the past”, and the current law cannot be used to investigate the behavior of the past. The “Beijing News” emphasized that a fresh life is by no means a “uniform arrangement of social adjustment” and “without any records” can be hastily, there must be a whereabouts.