China's population on the mainland reached 1,411,78 billion, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. There were 34.9 million more males than females in 2020, further compounding fears about the millions of men who want to marry but may never be able to. Photo: EPA-EFE
China's population on the mainland reached 1,411,78 billion, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. There were 34.9 million more males than females in 2020, further compounding fears about the millions of men who want to marry but may never be able to. Photo: EPA-EFE

China census: millions of ‘bare branch’ men locked out of marriage face cost of one-child policy

  • Bureau of statistics downplays scale of concern about gender imbalance in China after declaring 34.9 million more males than females in 2020
  • ‘These men will have to think of new strategies to develop relationships and have a meaningful love and sex life outside of marriage’: professor

China's population on the mainland reached 1,411,78 billion, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. There were 34.9 million more males than females in 2020, further compounding fears about the millions of men who want to marry but may never be able to. Photo: EPA-EFE
China's population on the mainland reached 1,411,78 billion, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. There were 34.9 million more males than females in 2020, further compounding fears about the millions of men who want to marry but may never be able to. Photo: EPA-EFE
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