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Want cash to pay for your Internet obsession? Sell your children. By Sarah Sfeir

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The obsession and addiction in playing online games via international networks led a Chinese couple to selling their three children for less than $10,000. They used that sum to cover the costs of using computers in an Internet café.

The couple said they wanted to fulfill their desire to participate in different electronic games, many of which require money.

The local police in Beijing arrested the couple, Lin Li and Li Guan, on charges of selling their three children, pointing out that “the couple had met for the first time at an Internet cafe in 2007, and both were under the age of 21 years, when their love and obsession with online games joined them together.”

(Sarah Sfeir can be reached at [email protected])