Friday, January 12, 2007

China facing major gender imbalance

BEIJING - China will have 30 million more men of marriageable age than women in less than 15 years as a gender imbalance resulting in part from the country's tough one-child policy becomes more pronounced, state media reported Friday. Traditional preferences for sons has led to the widespread - but illegal - practice of women aborting babies if an early term sonogram shows it is a girl.

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They lack girls because of their preferences for sons hence the abortion when finding out mothers are carrying girls in their womb! We lack guys, because many are immigrating to find a better life abroad, with better job opportunities. We as in Lebanon. However, I think this problem is being fixed, as the female gender in Lebanon is now also immigrating for a better life abroad and better job opportunities. Soon enough only elderly and children will live in Lebanon.


  1. Quoting' :"Soon enough only elderly and children will live in Lebanon."

    Well 1st I would like to congratulate you on your writings, I certainly had an interesting reading, well to tell you the truth some young men and women are still stuck in lebanon against their will, the dilemma of visas is still on, and now in 2008 many guys that have no choice but live alone such as myself are facing numerous ordeals but to cut it short 2 jobs are no longer sufficient, famine , insanity or the classic "stepping outside the house and not knowing if there would be a safe return.

    on the other hand a case of "planet of the apes" is happening after the 2006 war and the mass immigration of the educated and the numerous relocations of companies...

    so what does that leaves us with?

    At the current state there is no way for young adults to consider marriage or having kids whether from security reasons or mostly financial. If other countries really wish to help, they should consider the implementation of human rights before the political issues , that way the people would not starve anymore and hence calm down.

    so much to say but it is never enough. in any cases you should continue on blogging and give us more material to read.

    The Rice counter ;)

  2. I agree with everything you said! and thank you for your kind words :)

    You actually reminded me of a small article i've been meaning to write but never found the motivation to! Stay tuned