Growing Chinese surplus of male children
Joel Skousen's World Affairs Brief, May 17, 2002

Valerie Hudson, a professor of political science at BYU, warns that by the year 2020, the Chinese nation will have 30 million surplus young males with no hope of marriage, and likely to be uneducated, unskilled and unemployed.

Historically, when such a surplus has existed, China's totalitarian regimes have tended to use them up as soldiers in war. Given China's ultimate hegemonic goals, the timing of this upsurge in male children (a direct result of China's limitation of one child per family combined with the culture's preference for male children) may not be a mere coincidence.

AbortChinaGirls China infanticide of "useless thing" females (drop newborn girls into slop pails). NatPost, Mar 12, 2011

Gendercide: China's shameful massacre of unborn girls
(means there will soon be 30m more men than women)
by Peter Hitchens, Daily Mail, Apr 10, 2010
In the cruel old China, baby girls were often left to die in the gutters. In the cruel modern China, they are aborted by the tens of millions, using all the latest technology. There is an ugly new word for this mass slaughter: gendercide. Thanks to a state policy which has limited many families to one child since 1979, combined with an ancient and ruthless prejudice in favour of sons, the world's new superpower is beginning the century of its supremacy with an alarming surplus of males. By the year 2020, there will be 30 million more men than women of marriageable age in this giant empire, so large and so different (its current population is 1,336,410,000) that it often feels more like a separate planet than just another country. Nothing like this has ever happened to any civilisation before. The nearest we can come to it is the sad shortage of men after the First World War in Britain, France, Russia and Germany, and the many women denied the chance of family life and motherhood as a result. It is possible that the effects of that imbalance are still with us, in the shape of the radical feminist movement which found ready recruits among the husbandless teachers and other professionals of the Twenties and Thirties. But men without women are altogether more troublesome than women without men, especially when they are young. All kinds of speculation is now seething about what might happen; a war to cull the surplus males, a rise in crime, a huge expansion in the prostitution that is already a major industry in every Chinese city, a rise in homosexuality. Three things are for sure. It cannot now be prevented, and it is already beginning to be obvious in the schools. It is also stimulating a miserable trade in stolen children. The Chinese state, never having intended this result and increasingly alarmed by it, is now using all its huge propaganda resources to try to stop the slaughter of unborn girls....

Why so many?
(one-child policy has produced millions of orphans)
MaineSunJournal, Aug 10, 2007
...The Chinese government estimates that its policies have prevented 250 to 300 million births. But, the one-child policy is also tragically flawed. In Chinese culture, a male heir is expected to support his parents, while a female, when she marries, becomes part of her new husband's family. In a society without a Social Security safety net or a strong pension system, obtaining a male heir is a form of retirement planning. Without a son, an elderly Chinese couple may be left without a means of supporting themselves....Poor parents who feel they need a male heir often end up with a girl baby, which they feel compelled to abandon in order to try again for a boy....As a result, some sources estimate that 70 to 80 percent of China's orphans are girls. Most often, the only boys who end up in the orphanage system are disabled....The one-child policy has had a secondary serious consequence: China has a growing gap between the number of men and women....Demographers now believe China will be "missing" 60 million females by the end of the decade. China's 2000 census found 117 boys per 100 girls under the age of five, and this gap is expected to widen over time, resulting in practical social problems that can only be imagined.





Jackie Jura
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