China is home to about 30 million unmarried men, many of whom come from poor rural backgrounds. Photo: Reuters China is home to about 30 million unmarried men, many of whom come from poor rural backgrounds. Photo: Reuters
China is home to about 30 million unmarried men, many of whom come from poor rural backgrounds. Photo: Reuters

China home to 30 million men in search of a bride, census shows

  • Of the 12 million babies born last year there were 111.3 boys for every 100 girls, once-a-decade study says
  • Shortage of single women mostly a result of China’s one-child policy that ran for almost four decades

Topic |   China census and demographics 2021
China is home to about 30 million unmarried men, many of whom come from poor rural backgrounds. Photo: Reuters China is home to about 30 million unmarried men, many of whom come from poor rural backgrounds. Photo: Reuters
China is home to about 30 million unmarried men, many of whom come from poor rural backgrounds. Photo: Reuters

Corrected [3:06pm, 17 May, 2021]

  • [3:06pm, 17 May, 2021]

    An earlier version of this story incorrectly spelled the names of Stuart Gietel-Basten and Bjoern Alpermann.

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