posted on Jan, 12 2007 @ 08:29 PM
Due to its strick population control rule of one child per family, China will soon have a surplus of adult males. The one child per family rule has
forced many families to seek only a male child, as Chinese culture values male children above females. In the next 15 years there are projected to be
30 million more Chinese men maturing and seeking brides than there will be women available to satisfy the demand.
China will have 30 million more men of marriageable age than women in less than 15 years as a gender imbalance resulting in part from the country's
tough one-child policy becomes more pronounced, state media reported Friday. Traditional preferences for sons has led to the widespread - but illegal
- practice of women aborting babies if an early term sonogram shows it is a girl.
The tens of millions of men who will not be able to find a wife could also lead to social instability problems, the China Daily said in a front-page
China imposed strict population controls in the 1970s to limit growth of its huge population, but one side effect has been a jump in gender selection
"Discrimination against the female sex remains the primary cause of China's growing gender imbalance," Liu Bohong, vice director of the women studies
institute under the All-China Women's Federation, was quoted as saying in a report from the State Population and Family Planning Commission.
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What is China going to do with this surplus of military age males? The title of this story gives one possibility.
I suppose these men could import wives from other countries, but I believe that is frowned on in Chinese culture, as well.
Something will have to be done, because these guys are going to start getting frisky, and they will find an outlet for their tensions if one isn't
provided for them.
Either way, it looks like China is going to have a major dilemna on its hands before too long, with few acceptable solutions.