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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. 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 ...

  5. Gender imbalance worries mainland

    Posted Jan 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau While China enjoys runaway economic growth and increasing diplomatic clout on the world stage, mainland authorities are worried by gender imbalance and a rapidly greying ... bloodline. Statistics about serious gender disparity are alarming. In 2000, there were 117 boys born for every 100 girls in China. It is estimated that by 2020 the mainland will have about 40 million ...

  6. Hainan has worst gender ratio

    Posted Jul 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 135 males are born on island for every 100 females due to selective abortions The National Statistics Bureau says 135 males are born on Hainan for every 100 females, highlighting the effect that the one-child policy is having in a country which values mal ...

  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. '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 ...

  9. 1.3b milestone timely symbol of huge gender gap

    Posted Jan 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhang Tong- was a boy underscores the mainland's serious gender disparity. Mainland statistics show that nearly 120 boys are born for every 100 girls. This compares with a United Nations ... staff present at the Beijing hospital where the baby was born admitted that they had hoped the baby would be a girl to highlight the need to redress the gender imbalance. The disparity between ...

  10. Rare women

    Posted Jun 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not men, who do the caring that people require in their old age. Officially, the mainland's gender imbalance has now reached 117:100 in favour of boys. The natural ratio at birth would ...




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