Xu Jinglei’s Comments on Surrogacy Being Commonplace Resurfaces

Zheng Shuang’s (郑爽) surrogacy scandal has opened up a conversation about the ethics surrounding surrogacy in mainland China.

Surrogacy is still very much illegal, but Chinese citizens are allowed to hire surrogates outside of the country without being held accountable.

Due to this, China has a thriving black market in surrogacy, and many wealthy Chinese citizens also travel overseas to have surrogate children, most popularly the United States.

The debate behind the ethics of surrogacy is split 50/50 among the Chinese public. On January 19, a 2017 clip featuring Xu Jinglei (徐静蕾) being interviewed by Dou Wentao (窦文涛) surfaced online, in which the Chinese actress revealed that surrogacy is actually very commonplace in China. 

In the clip, Xu Jinglei shared that she has already frozen her eggs in preparation for a possible future of having children.

Her boyfriend’s family was receptive of Jinglei’s choice, with her boyfriend’s father joking, “You put my grandkids in a fridge!”

Xu Jinglei has been dating Taiwanese American singer-songwriter Stanley Huang (黃立行) for many years.

Although Jinglei had no plans for marriage nor kids at the time, she could not guarantee that she would feel the same in the future. She did not want to regret not having kids by the time it was too late for her body to bear.

Surrogacy would therefore be the best choice. 

Jinglei also revealed that many of her friends decided to go through surrogacy after she told them that she had frozen her eggs. Jinglei laughed and said, “Because of me the hospitals have good business now. Where’s my cut of the check?”

Source: Sohu

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

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  1. I just goggled her age no clue who she is. 46 and still waiting and wanting kids later? ok…sigh…..I guess this is the norm in China especially celebs?

    1. @wm2017
      of course, when you’re a celeb, you never know when you will have time or meet the one. i think it is very common w/ older girls. i know someone who considered it when she hit 35 but not sure if she had go through w/ the whole thing.

  2. hum…i heard that surrogacy was most common in ukraine, thai, and india due to lower cost and laxed laws. in the us, i think there’s a requirements that couples aren’t able to have children to use the service…. i saw a documentary about this couples years ago.

  3. Surrogacy has too many problems. When couples split, they don’t want the kid and don’t want to pay the surrogate mother. Surrogate mothers often don’t get proper treatment and left with nothing when the other party bails out. It’s more of a business than actually having kids.

    1. @jetmasters I agree. Surrogacy can go really wrong if you don’t pick the right agency and fall prey to unscrupulous traders. I hesitate to say something akin to gov’t oversight is needed where reproductive health is concerned, because the government is also a double-edged sword, but at least with gov’t regulations, you can’t just back out of a deal. And the women who agree to become surrogates will be selected for certain standards. I just read an article the other day about how there’s some woman who became a surrogate for a couple, only to find out she had syphilis 3 months in. The couple backed out of the deal and the woman kept the baby but now has issues providing the child with an identity (since it’s not really her kid.) And I assume the money towards the deal is all gone too. In cases like that, there is no recourse. But the baby is innocent. The government should step in and make sure those who decide to abandon their children need to pay lifetime support.

  4. It’s really hard for government to step in since it is really a business that brings in the money. Look at how smoking weed became a big business. That’s why there are countries that ban surrogacy due to these kind of problems.

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