He had taken his wife there to make sure his unborn child was healthy. He didn’t tell the hospital staff that the young girl was his wife. The staff was suspicious but couldn’t communicate with the girl because she didn’t speak Mandarin.
It was later concluded that the girl had come from Southeast Asia.
She had either been brought to China as a foreign bride or she had been abducted. Before you go getting all upset about child brides in China – just know that there are child brides all over the world and even in the United States. Religious groups like Muslim, Hindu, Christian, Catholic, and Buddhist, have allowed children to marry.
In New Jersey, between 1995 and 2012 over 3,330 children got married – and they had parental consent. Most of those children, however, were 16 or 17 years old. Others were just 13 and the judges gave consent for them to be married.