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  1. Gender gap threat to be felt by 2012, report says

    Posted Jan 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... technology such as ultrasounds- were behind the surge in birth gender inequality, a phenomenon China had never seen before, Professor Liu said. According to the 2005 national population survey, ... Stephen Chen The damaging effects of an escalating, male-dominated gender gap on social stability and economic growth will be felt on the mainland by 2012, according to a new demographic ...

  2. Crackdown on sex-selective abortions

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Programme for the Development of Chinese Children 2010-2020 says efforts should be made to 'eliminate discrimination against girls and continue promoting gender equity'. The sex ratio ... and performing sex-selective abortions. Yuan said a more effective way to bring the sex ratio at birth back into balance would be to eliminate sexual inequality so that parents would not feel that having ...

  3. Gender imbalance remains a problem

    Posted Apr 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... education academics were quick to debunk them. The new all-boys classes are therefore a pilot project to be watched with interest. The newborn gender imbalance is increasingly a rural phenomenon, ... that a crackdown on abuse of ultrasonic screening to determine an unborn child's gender, and sex-selective abortion, is bearing results, along with campaigns encouraging care for girls. While ...

  4. Put an end to this gender imbalance

    Posted Mar 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a crucially different element at play: China's growing gender imbalance. It seems that in the absence of a concerted government effort to address the issue, husbands-to-be are finding their own ... that their new wives are little different from young women elsewhere in Asia. But that is an issue cross-border couples have grappled with for ages; what is new is the impetus from the skewed gender ...

  5. Women urge action on gender imbalance

    Posted Mar 08th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... of late leader Mao Zedong, hold up half the sky, debate is raging on the need to overhaul the controversial one-child policy, which has led to an alarming gender ratio imbalance. Beijing has come under mounting pressure to relax the policy, last year's gender ratio among newborns reached 120.2 boys to 100 girls. It exceeded 130 boys to 100 girls in three provinces, according ...

  6. 'Guerilla parents' may be good news for gender imbalance

    Posted Aug 04th 2005, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Distorted gender ratios have been a controversial topic on the mainland since the introduction of the one-child policy in the 1980s. Figures from the National Bureau ... million young men unable to find wives on the mainland. Many experts worry that the skewed gender ratio will encourage crimes against women and the abduction of baby girls, while other experts ...

  7. Gender imbalance 'matter of choice'

    Posted Apr 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... gender imbalance, which he said stemmed from a deep-rooted preference for sons. 'The main reason for China's rising gender imbalance is the entrenched concept that 'boys are better ... the policy].' Experts say 117 boys are born for every 100 girls on the mainland, far exceeding the normal ratio of 100 females to 104-107 males. South Korea, India and Taiwan also had growing gender ...

  8. Family planning

    Posted Apr 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in people, to remove gender inequality and to work towards the betterment of the community. Paul Yip is a professor of social work and social administration at the University of Hong Kong ...

  9. A workable solution for women

    Posted Jul 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Kitty Poon

    ... inequality because it ignores women's special childbearing needs. Most career women here cannot move to part-time positions without having their career path closed off or their pay cut ... lies in promoting gender-sensitive management in corporations and institutions: it has intrinsic values, and would have a huge, positive social impact. Kitty Poon is a research fellow at Hong ...

  10. Scales tipping as more boys born in HK

    Posted Feb 11th 2010, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The number of boys born in Hong Kong is soaring compared with girls, spurred by an influx of mainland mothers who prefer sons. Many use sex-selection services that are illegal across the border. Figures from the Census and Statistics Department s ...




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