The penny has finally dropped for the Chinese
government. The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences has admitted that
gender imbalance because of its draconian one-child policy is a serious
problem. In a report in the Chinese newspaper Global Times,
demographers Wang Guangzhou and Wang Yuesheng sketched some of China’s
A badly skewed sex ratio in the Indian capital, Delhi, has suddenlycorrected itself, according to official figures. In the period from2005 to 2007, only 871 girls were born in Delhi for every 1000 boys,but last year the ratio had changed to 1004 girls per 1000 boys, theRegistrar Generals records show.
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