The Chinese government considers that the reduced population of China would secure economic prosperity and would improve the living standard of Chinese people. It is widely believed as a success, even though the One Child Policy has influenced Chinese people’s life significantly, as well as a series of consequences toward political, gender, and social issues on a national scale. Additionally, China will be facing an enormous aging population that is defined as a decline in the proportio...
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...c instance of this is the increasing number of “bachelors” in the rural areas of China. There are a lot of unmarriageable Chinese men in the rural areas of China, which led to the “underground wife-smuggling trade from the poorest Chinese provinces and neighboring countries like Vietnam and Myanmar” (Larmer). “Polyandry is practiced in a few pockets of rural China” (Larmer). In some Chinese villages in the rural areas, two or three brothers will share one Yunnan wife if they do not have enough money to marry one respectively. As previously stated, there is a certain number of abandoned female babies and the shortage of brides in the Chinese rural areas. China has become hooked on an uneven pattern of population control, in which one child policy cures this decade’s excess population by increasing the next decade’s imbalance of the fertility rate of males and females.
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