There are now 34.9 million more males than females in China. Photo: Xinhua
There are now 34.9 million more males than females in China. Photo: Xinhua

‘We had no choice’: China’s one-child policy and the millions of ‘missing girls’

  • An estimated 20 million baby girls went ‘missing’ from the population between 1980 and 2010 due to a preference for boys, demographer says
  • Family planning rules have now been relaxed, but the country is facing a massive gender imbalance

There are now 34.9 million more males than females in China. Photo: Xinhua
There are now 34.9 million more males than females in China. Photo: Xinhua
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