- May 11, 2005
<tangent>Ironic. They're raiding all the surrounding countries for women. The one-child policy resulted in the disparity of females in China. If you only get one, you want a boy - right? A few years ago, there were about 40 million less Chinese women than men. That's 40 million men with no chance - zero chance - of having a Chinese wife.
I watched a documentary on this not long ago. It was heart-breaking. They interviewed many blue collar young men, who were indicating all the available women were being woo'd by the very high end white collar folks, so factory workers like them were basically (not) screwed.
They'd start with a brave face of optimism, and by the end of the interview they were usually sobbing. As you said, they knew - zero chance.