According to the Official Chinese News Agency, Xinhua News Agency, China will be starting a large-scale campaign involving several government run agencies in order to crack down on the illegal surrogacy industry.
As surrogacy is strictly banned in China, this recent news is clearly not a surprise to many here and overseas.
According to Xinhua,
The nine-month campaign will last until the end of this year and will involve 12 government departments focusing on spotting and punishing medical personnel and intermediary agencies that help perform surrogate pregnancy services, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) announced Thursday.
Internet website, TV, radio and print media that carry surrogacy ads will also be cleansed, while the authorities will step up supervision over the sale and circulation of assisted reproductive technology (ART) drugs and medical equipment, it said.
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