Is it any wonder?
By 2020, China will have 30 million more men of marriageable age than women, making it difficult for them to find wives. A report by the State Population and Family Planning Commission warned the gender imbalance could lead to social instability.
The report said traditional preference for boys, in a country with a one-child policy, is the root of the problem. Abortions on female foetuses are believed to be widespread as couples, particularly in rural areas, hope for a son who will look after them in their old age.
Seems in its race to flood the global marketplace with cheap goods, the Chinese government forgot to consider the social welfare of its citizens.