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    Wanted: Brides for China

    Wanted: Brides for China
    Grace Ng, China Correspondent
    Jan 17, 2010

    Scarcity of girls forcing parents to hunt for a match at an early age



    The normal male-female ratio should be between 103 and 107 males for every 100 females. PHOTO: AFP

    BEIJING - MENGMENG was only a month old when his parents started hunting for a bride for him. The Zhangs made sure they put friends with newborn daughters on the guest list for the party to mark that milestone in August last year.

    Experts estimate that China's growing gender gap will leave 24 million men without mates by 2020, and the couple are already worried it will be hard for Mengmeng to find a wife when he grows up.

    'Nowadays, it's so competitive, parents have to prepare early to give their child a head start, be it finding a good school or a mate,' said Mrs Zhang, 30, a finance professional who declined to give her full name.

    China's one-child policy, and the traditional preference of parents for males, have combined to produce a high rate of sex-selective abortions.

    The normal male-female ratio should be between 103 and 107 males for every 100 females. By the early 1980s, there were 108 boys born for every 100 girls, and by 2000, this had risen to 116 boys for every 100 girls, and as many as 140 in parts of the countryside.

    As a result, China will face a surplus of 24 million bachelors, known here as 'bare branches' (guanggun), by the end of this decade, according to a recent study by a leading think-tank, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

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    Serves them right, many women aborted female fetuses, what do they expect to happen?

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    So expect an influx of wealthy Chinese guys into Thailand etc at some point...

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    ^^

    given the one child policy whom is them ?

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    So expect an influx of wealthy Chinese guys into Thailand etc at some point...

    you may be a little late ............

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrontiumDog
    So expect an influx of wealthy Chinese guys into Thailand etc at some point...
    I expect any wealthy Chinese bachelor will have no trouble finding a suitable chinese bride moreover the other 95% of the male Chinese population (poor bachelors) will be fighting over the other available females.

    Apparently they have the same negative ratio in India whereby they formally aborted female fetuses.

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    Two places that would severely benefit from massive reductions in population.

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    Maybe there will be a surge in female births now. It seems to be a sellers market after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrontiumDog View Post
    So expect an influx of wealthy Chinese guys into Thailand etc at some point...
    I don't think it's the wealthy Chinese that have a problem finding girls, money is the biggest fanny magnet the world over.

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    Read an interesting article on this type of situation a few years ago that historically relates revolution and social unrest with this type of gender imbalance.

    The Chinese peasants have similar views as some socio economic groups inthe NE of Thailand of the offspring(s) - having values similar to an Ox but do not have mindset to "rent" out their only child for a new tractor or settle a loan.

    In my opinion, the most serious side of the One Child Policy is the growing number of 20+'s in the major capital cities who are some of the nicest kids you would ever want to work with but are fundamentally spoilt, very lonely and insecure people.

    I think the world will have a few more crisis to deal with before the 2020 imbalance plays out (and I get my degree in back yard anthropology)

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