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China Letter-News and Human Rights

China human rights news with focus on the Uygur of Xinjiang, Tibetans and Tibet, Chinese mining workers, religion, corruption and censorship.

Tuesday, March 09, 2004

Lack of women threatens stability in China -


Lack of women threatens stability in China - (United Press International)

I have posted on this before but it is worth looking at again.

Apparently, for a variety of reasons, males in China will outnumber woman by 40,000,0000 by 2020 and could lead to family and social instability, and increased crimes such as rape, prostitution, the abduction of women and mercenary marriages, a People's Daily report suggests.

This is no joke and as this disparity between the numbers of woman and men has never before been witnessed in history the ramifications are unknown but quite frankly can be very serious.

I have no doubts that in the next 10-20 years we will see such policies as "girl bonuses" paid to couples as an attempt to redress the problem.