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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.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

China Admits Girl shortage a "Major Threat"

China's One child Policy

"BEIJING, May 11, 2004 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Chinese government officials admitted Monday that an enormous problem has been created by their one-child policy.

Currently there are 117 boys for every 100 girls in China -- 13 million more boys than girls under the age of nine. The Chinese have traditionally favoured boys over girls, because a man can better take care of the parents in their old age, as well as carry on the family name. This custom has led to unbridled female infanticide and the selective abortion of female children.

With a continuation of the current policy, by 2020, the gender discrepancy will be as high as 40 million more men than women. "



China Admits its Girl Shortage Caused by One Child Policy is a "Major Threat":