With the world's second-lowest birth rate and a gender imbalance to
boot because of sex-selective abortions, South Korean men are going
overseas to find brides. The growing number of mixed marriages is
creating worrying social problems for the goverrnment. According to the
New York Times, hundreds of thousands of women have migrated in recent
years, mostly to marry men in rural areas. Most of them come from
China, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines.