China and the worst-ever, man-made gender gap | GlobalPost:
By 2020, sociologists expect an “extra” 35 million Chinese men — that's roughly the population of Canada. Though other countries have skewed gender ratios, China’s is likely worst than any other (though Vietnam is close), said Hudson. As it’s also a burgeoning world power and the world’s most populous nation, what happens here matters.Other stuff from Al-Jezeera!
The Chinese government says its so-called "one-child policy" has succeeded in reining in its population.
But more than three decades after the policy's implementation, China is dealing with some challenging consequences.
In a country where families often value sons over daughters and $20 can get you an illegal gender ultrasound test, there is a massive gender imbalance.
Combined with the country's economic development, this has left an entire generation of men unable to find wives.
Al Jazeera's Melissa Chan reports from Hainan in the country's south, women, it appears, are nowhere to be found.
China is facing an array of social dilemmas including a widening gender imbalance, decreasing fertility rate and an ageing population. At the root is its controversial one-child policy, which China is now considering loosening up on.