A recent viral story of a mainland engineer marrying a robot he built because he couldn’t find a human wife shows a darker side to China’s still-deep gender imbalance. Photo: AFP

Promoting gender equality in mainland China will get the balance right

News that a young engineer had married a female robot called attention to the mainland’s deep gender imbalance. The central government must promote gender equality as a core value to change the traditional preference for boys

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A recent viral story of a mainland engineer marrying a robot he built because he couldn’t find a human wife shows a darker side to China’s still-deep gender imbalance. Photo: AFP
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