Sheng nu – China's leftover women, single and unmarried in their late trenties and beyond

Leftover women,Sheng nu

Sheng nu (剩女, shèngnǚ) or leftover women refer to those Chinese women who remain unmarried in their late twenties and beyond. In this article we explain why there are increasing number of leftover women in China where gender imbalance in favour of boys continues to worsen.

China is expected to have 30 million bachelors by 2020 thanks to one-child policy and persistent imbalanced sex ratio of newborns in favour of boys. But that does not mean all Chinese girls will easi...   Full Story

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