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Official Ban Is No Break on China’s Surrogacy Sector

February 20, 2017

(South China Morning Post) – Despite being banned on the mainland, the business of surrogacy is thriving, as shown by the fast growth of a Shanghai-based agency reported on by ­domestic media. AA69, one of the mainland’s first surrogacy businesses, had seen some 10,000 babies born via its services since its launch in 2004, China Newsweek reported on Thursday. Customers had to pay about a million yuan (HK$1.13 million) for a baby delivered through a surrogate mother, said its founder, Lu Jinfeng, who styles himself as the “godfather” of the country’s surrogacy sector.

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