Tens of thousands of young Cambodian, Vietnamese, Laos and Myanmar women marry Chinese men each year. Photo: AFP
Tens of thousands of young Cambodian, Vietnamese, Laos and Myanmar women marry Chinese men each year. Photo: AFP
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How China’s massive gender imbalance drives surge in Southeast Asian women sold into marriage

  • Beijing’s decades-long one-child policy has left a shortfall of nearly 33 million women in China, with the same number of men facing life on the shelf
  • Largely driven by poverty, tens of thousands of young Cambodian, Vietnamese, Laos and Myanmar women marry Chinese men each year

Tens of thousands of young Cambodian, Vietnamese, Laos and Myanmar women marry Chinese men each year. Photo: AFP
Tens of thousands of young Cambodian, Vietnamese, Laos and Myanmar women marry Chinese men each year. Photo: AFP
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