33 million left-over men lead to marriage conundrum
Men in the Chinese mainland outnumbered women by 33.66 million in a country of more than 1.37 billion by the end of 2015. This imbalance has led to great concern over the diffi of finding a partner for the left-over men, chinanews. com reported.
According to figures released by China’s National Bureau of Statistics, the number of men in the Chinese mainland stands at 704,14 million while the number of their counterparts is 670,48 million by the end of 2015.
For every 113.51 boys born there were 100 girls (the natural rate is 102 to 107 boys to every 100 girls), the data showed.
To balance the population, China further relaxed its more than three-decade-old family planning policy to allow all couples to have two children from the start of 2016.