Profiles of women with their pictures on the floor at the Shanghai Marriage Market in the People’s Park in Shanghai, China, on August 8, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE Profiles of women with their pictures on the floor at the Shanghai Marriage Market in the People’s Park in Shanghai, China, on August 8, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
Profiles of women with their pictures on the floor at the Shanghai Marriage Market in the People’s Park in Shanghai, China, on August 8, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
China Society

Proposal to matchmake China’s ‘leftover’ urban women with unmarried rural men sparks anger

  • The proposal from a senior think tank official to solve China’s growing gender imbalance quickly attracted criticism on social media
  • China’s sex ratio at birth is one of the world’s most unbalanced, at 114 males to every 100 females, leading to around 30 million more men than women

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Profiles of women with their pictures on the floor at the Shanghai Marriage Market in the People’s Park in Shanghai, China, on August 8, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE Profiles of women with their pictures on the floor at the Shanghai Marriage Market in the People’s Park in Shanghai, China, on August 8, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
Profiles of women with their pictures on the floor at the Shanghai Marriage Market in the People’s Park in Shanghai, China, on August 8, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE
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