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Ladies hold up half the sky, Asia’s Chairman Mao famously stated. However in Asia, the one-child policy and the standard choice for men imply that 117 men are created for almost any 100 child girls. This means there could be 24 million Chinese men unable to find wives by the end of the decade by one estimate.
The marriage market has become just that: a market, with new demands by women for apartments and cars as China’s economy booms.
But they are females actually profiting from their scarcity?
Lucy Wang and Derek Wei represent this new contemporary Chinese Sim Chi Yin for NPR hide caption