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1.19.2007

news from china

This entry is dedicated to news from China. According to this article, a billboard in Shenzhen, China advertising the services of "a marriage consultancy specializing in alliances between Chinese women and foreign men" is being criticized by male pedestrians as "humiliating" towards Chinese men: Ad Accused of Humiliating Chinese Men.

On sort of a related note, acording to this article, China will have 30 million more men of marriageable age than women in less than 15 years as a gender imbalance resulting in part from the country's tough one-child policy becomes more pronounced: China facing major gender imbalance.

And on a related note to that, according to this article, pregnant women from mainland China who are near their due date will be turned away at Hong Kong borders if they cannot prove they have appointments in the city's hospitals: Hong Kong limits pregnant Chinese women. Many women from the mainland come to Hong Kong in order to evade China's one-child policy, take advantage of higher quality health care or earn Hong Kong residency rights for their babies. And that's the news from China.