Because of a traditional cultural preference for boys, compounded by the one-child policy, China has a worrying male-female population imbalance. Photo: EPA

The solution to China’s demographic time bomb lies in changing age-old attitudes

The data on male-female imbalance is worrying but punishment and regulations are not enough; ultimately, civic education is key

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Because of a traditional cultural preference for boys, compounded by the one-child policy, China has a worrying male-female population imbalance. Photo: EPA
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