Recently, at the TelegraphNews.com we are alarmed with the news about a Chinese teenager boy who sold one of his kidneys for £2,000 to purchase the new Apple iPad 2.
The 17-year old boy was identified as “Zheng” his surname, was in dire want to get an iPad 2, thus when he spotted an online advertisement that would pay cash to a willing organ donor. He negotiated with the said three agents and traveled to Chenzhou in Hunan Province where the removal of his kidney was done at a local hospital. After three days he was discharged with the payment of RMB 22,000 for his kidney. However, he suffered complications after the surgical operation and went home.
Thereafter, her mother doubted about the iPad 2 and other gadgets her son have acquired. Consequently, Zheng told his mother about him selling one of his organs. Immediately, her mother brought him back to Chenzhou and reported the incident to the police. Unfortunately, the mobile phones of the said three agents are now disabled for communication.
According to an interview by Shenzhen TV in Guangdong province, the boy confessed: “I wanted to buy an iPad 2, but I didn’t have the money. When I surfed the Internet I found an advertisement posted online by agent saying they were able to pay RMB20,000 to buy a kidney.” While his mother affirmed, “When he came back, he had a laptop and a new Apple handset, I wanted to know how he had got so much money and he finally confessed that he had sold one of his kidneys.”
These incidents have aroused public opinion complaining about the problematic rule of law in China and the immorality of capitalism brought to China. Furthermore, they are stressing about the reformation of morality among the modern Chinese teenagers as they have seen that it was declining.
The rising demands of Apple products in China is said to be a manifest “materialism” that creeps into the values of young generation today.