Thursday, April 9, 2015

Chinese Men Outnumber Women by 33 Million After Decades of Gender Bias

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A Chinese mother looks at her newborn baby at a hospital in Shenyang city,
northeast China's Liaoning province, March 20, 2014. Credit: ImagineChina
Chinese Men Outnumber Women by 33 Million After Decades of Gender Bias
Republished with permission from Radio Free Asia
(Radio Free Asia) China was home to 33 million more men than women in 2014, renewing a long-running controversy over selective abortion, abandoned baby girls, and the country's family planning restrictions, according to government figures released this week.
China's population stood at 1.36 billion at the end of last year, according to official statistics released this week, of whom 700 million are men and 667 million are women.
"The gender ratio at birth is still dangerously high, with 115.88 boys born to every 100 girls in 2014," the official Xinhua news agency reported. The figures compare with a global average of 103 to 107 boys to every 100 girls. Read More...


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