Chinese Thumbelina: 26-yr vs 35, 175cm vs 90, Chinese man luckily marries dwarf woman in a country where gender imbalance is expected to produce 50 million bachelors by 2020

Updated:Fri, Aug 2, 2013 10:49 AM   By Bernd Chang

Man marries dwarf woman,Gender imbalance

Chinese man marrying dwarf woman in Zhejiang causes a stir among local residents. The groom is 26 years old, 1.75m tall young guy Zhao Zhangshu, and the bride is 35 years old, 0.9m tall dwarf woman Huang Xiaola.

Chinese version of Thumbelina: 26-yr vs 35, 175cm vs 90, Chinese man luckily marries dwarf woman in a country where shocking gender imbalance is expected to produce 50 million life-time bachelors by 2020.

 

special couple from Xiaojiang town, Pingyang county, Wenzhou city, Zhejiang province in eastern China, registered their marital status in local civil affairs office on Saturday February 2, 2013.

The groom is 26 years old, 1.75m tall young guy Zhao Zhangshu, and the bride is 35 years old, 0.9m tall dwarf woman Huang Xiaola.

They received their marriage certificate at around 10 am on Saturday from the Pingyang county civil affairs bureau.

Chinese version of Thumbelina in Anderson’s fairy tales

The seemingly mismatch caused a stir among local residents and drew a large crowd of curious onlookers.

According to a report from local Wenzhou Net, parents of Huang Xiaola have normal height and two sisters of her are also in normal height. The reason why Huang Xiaola is short may be due to acquired disease.

Zhao Zhangshu makes a living by driving a pedicab while Huang Xiaola is jobless. Huang Xiaola met Zhao Zhangshu only four months ago, when she got on Zhao’s pedicab.

Both of them said to reporter that they fell in love at the first sight of each other.

After a certain period of close contact, they decided to marry. They held their wedding ceremony on January 27. Just three days after their wedding, Zhao Zhangshu started to work.

Zhao Zhangshu rarely spoke, while Huang Xiaola said happily to reporter: “I feel very happy. It seems I am in a fairy tale.”

Although in the eyes of many local residents, the marriage is a total mismatch. But if they know of the risk of Chinese society in the future, they would have a better judgement: the young man is actually a wise guy and he should be feeling lucky, at least he can find a wife.

Shocking gender imbalance of China will result in 50 million life-time bachelor by 2020

According to the 2010 Chinese census, the sex ratio at birth has climbed during the past three decades to an alarming 117 boys born for every 100 girls, the highest sex imbalance in the world. Without human intervention, the sex ratio at birth is projected to be between 103 and 107 boys born for every 100 girls.

The beginning of this disturbing trend of gender imbalance coincided with the introduction of the one-child policy in the early 1980s, and especially after ultrasound technology, which made reliable sex-selective abortion possible.

A distorted sex ratio will result in many social problems. For instance, by 2020 an estimated 30 million to 50 million Chinese men will be unable to find brides.

 

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