China’s “Comfort Class” | The Bling Dynasty, National Geographic Magazine: China Dating – 118.06 boys born for every 100 girls

October Holiday week along the Bund on the Puxi side of Shanghai. This couple is one of the lucky ones. “Bare Branches”—a phenomenon where a boy just cannot find a girl is becoming more and more of a problem. According to the 2010 census, there were 118.06 boys born for every 100 girls. For the population born between 1900 and 2000, it is estimated that there could be 35.59 million fewer females than males. Maybe everyone eventually has a car, but can every boy have a girl?

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