As a result of China’s “one child” policy, the country faces a steep gender imbalance with male births far outpacing females. To cope, Chinese men have begun importing wives from nearby countries, sometimes by force.
Phyu and Nyo, girls identified by their nicknames because they are minors, told The Times how they were kidnapped from their homes in northeastern Myanmar and sold into marriage to Chinese men
Chinese men have begun importing wives from nearby countries, sometimes by force.
Rise in bride trafficking into China was perfectly forecastable because of 1-child policy and son preference. There are probably 10s of millions of “bare branch” men. What will happen?
China's one-child policy led to a shortage of women and, now, to trafficking of brides from other countries like Myanmar. with the tale of a teenage girl sold to become a Chinese bride
Trafficked to #China: “a study by the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health & Kachin Women’s Association Thailand estimated that about 21,000 #women & #girls from northern Myanmar were forced into marriage in one province in China from 2013 to 2017.”
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