Mainland China with it’s monstrous population has done everything to curb population growth to a level it could sufficiently support. But the Chinese are not comfortable with skewed China birth rate as this would leave more than 24 million Chinese men of marrying ages single since could no longer find themselves spouses in 2020.
The study, by the government-backed Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, named the gender imbalance among newborns as the most serious demographic problem for the country’s population of 1.3 billion, the Global Times said.
“Sex-specific abortions remained extremely commonplace, especially in rural areas,” where the cultural preference for boys over girls is strongest, the study said, while noting the reasons for the gender imbalance were “complex.”
Researcher Wang Guangzhou said the skewed birth ratio could lead to difficulties for men with lower incomes in finding spouses, as well as a widening age gap between partners, according to the Global Times.
Another researcher quoted by the newspaper, Wang Yuesheng, said men in poorer parts of China would be forced to accept marriages late in life or remain single for life, which could “cause a break in family lines.”
So what does this mean to other Asian countries where there are more females than males? An opportunity for mail order brides by 2020? This is not a remote possibility since many women are attracted with economically stable Chinese men with China’s economy getting stronger each year. Filipina women as well could not be left behind.
But who ever is interested to venture into this kind of marriage scheme should think twice or thrice before plunging into becoming a mail-order-bride. As experienced by a lot of our Filipina women mail-order-bride does not always work as expected. Some bride are subjected to humiliations, harm, and even racial discriminations.