China’s “Comfort Class” | The Bling Dynasty, National Geographic Magazine: China Dating Complicated by 118.06 Boys Born for Every 100 Girls

October Holiday week in 2008 along the Bund on the Puxi side of Shanghai  where 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 social 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. 

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