China's one-child policy fallout

Massive gender imbalance leaves men unable to find wives.

    The Chinese government says its so-called "one-child policy" has succeeded in reining in its population.

    But more than three decades after the policy's implementation, China is dealing with some challenging consequences.

    In a country where families often value sons over daughters and $20 can get you an illegal gender ultrasound test, there is a massive gender imbalance.

    Combined with the country's economic development, this has left an entire generation of men unable to find wives.

    Al Jazeera's Melissa Chan reports from Hainan in the country's south, women, it appears, are nowhere to be found.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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