From AP, via the Washinton Post (link):
Liang Guihong is a goodhearted 56-year-old woman who finds homes for abandoned infants. Or she’s a leader of a gang that sold abducted babies, some of whom were adopted abroad.
A court in southern China sentenced Liang last month to 15 years in prison after she was convicted, along with an orphanage director and eight others, of selling scores of babies –78 of them last year alone.
Supporters say Liang and the others passed on foundlings to orphanages for free and are victims of a miscarriage of justice prompted by official zeal to stamp out China’s black market in abducted or purchased babies.
The case is acutely sensitive for China, where thousands of babies are adopted every year by Americans and other foreigners, and the government wants to assure adoptive parents and its own public that the children are well-treated.