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

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