Zhang Shuxia in court
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Chinese baby theft doctor gets suspended death sentence

14 January 2014 Last updated at 07:55 GMT

A Chinese obstetrician has been given a suspended death sentence for stealing newborn babies and selling them to child traffickers.

Zhang Shuxia was found guilty of abducting and selling seven babies in Fuping, Shaanxi province, the sentencing court said.

She told parents their infants had serious diseases and convinced them to give up the babies, the court said.

Celia Hatton reports from Beijing.