Video: Millions of single Chinese men desperately seeking a wife

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  • Subscribe to France 24 now: FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 In China, the one-child policy has wreaked havoc. By encouraging the birth of boys rather than girls, an imbalance of the sexes has emerged. China now counts far more men than women. Millions of these men, now of marriageable age, are desperately seeking a wife - and they will do anything to try to find one, even if it means buying one abroad or even kidnapping a woman. Marjolaine Grappe and Christophe Barreyre tell us more in this documentary. The Chinese call them "Guang gun", "dead branches" which will never bear fruit. In short, men condemned to a life without a wife, without children, and without the hope of one day starting a family. In China, there are already millions of these bachelors in search of a soulmate and their ranks are swelling. Ten years ago, there was talk of the "curse of being born a girl". As a result of the one-child policy – in force until 2015 - millions of little girls were killed before they were born or just afterwards. Sometimes they were abandoned shortly after their birth. Most families preferred to give birth to a boy, so that he could carry on the family line. ►► Also watch our report: "China's second child flop" It turned out to be a demographic time bomb. Today, the “curse” has backfired on these boys, who are now men. According to forecasts from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, one in five men will be unable to find a wife by 2020. China will have a surplus of 30 to 40 million men under the age of 19. That’s the equivalent of the entire population of young men in the United States. Trafficking of women In some regions, "single villages" have emerged. The few women who were there have left the area to look for a rich husband in town. So men who want a chance to get married have to move to other regions. Millions of young men flock to the south of the country and work day and night in the factories of the Pearl Delta, "the workshop of the world", while hoping to find a soulmate. But even here, women are in short supply. In desperation, some Chinese men prefer to run away or buy a woman abroad, often from Burma, Vietnam or Indonesia... Others give up. For some, anything goes, even if it means enlisting the help of traffickers and kidnapping a woman. We went to meet single men who are crushed by the mathematical impossibility of finding a spouse and prepared to do anything not to end up alone. They agreed to speak to us and to take us to the heart of this unlikely trafficking operation. A report by Marjolaine Grappe and Christophe Barreyre / Orientxpress Production. Visit our website: Subscribe to our YouTube channel: Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter:
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  • Diogenes Ataraxia
    Diogenes Ataraxia 13 saat önce

    I am very curious about their squash growing methods. They seem to be growing them along the streets out of piles of sticks.

  • Natalia
    Natalia 16 saat önce

    The irony is even this won't smack them awake, they still continue to devalue women. At the end I felt so bad for the woman. "But she's not allowed to work". Domestic abuse waiting to happen. They don't want women, they want tall young skinny light skin house-working slave.

  • Mhidfar Lakibul
    Mhidfar Lakibul 1 gün önce

    May be this the way to control of papulation of china...😅😅😅

  • Nietzsche Darwin
    Nietzsche Darwin 1 gün önce

    Be gay, boom

  • Jolaade Adebayo
    Jolaade Adebayo 2 gün önce

    The chinese authorities did not see this situaion coming?????

  • Viviana Di Chiara
    Viviana Di Chiara 2 gün önce

    This is so stupid. you didn't want girls, going against nature, you ended with a virtually all men colture only to then realize that "oh, wait, we can't exist without women, darn it" and STILL you go on not wanting them. You don't want to raise them, you only want them to sprout out from the ground, like flowers. Pretty flowers ready to be plucked. I stand on my position, this is STUPID.

  • Viviana Di Chiara
    Viviana Di Chiara 2 gün önce

    you get what you sow...

  • John Bissainthe
    John Bissainthe 2 gün önce

    Wow, poor woman; what a miserable existence. I can’t understand how the government allowed the aborting of girls to take place. Anyone with half a brain could tell you that this was soon going to be the result. This awful tradition alone would turn me away from ever visiting China. I’m still dumb founded.

  • Sneaksie Taffer
    Sneaksie Taffer 3 gün önce

    China has too many people already. Why do these men want to add to the misery and have dishonest relationships with women that don't really care about them? They should seek the services of a prostitute if they feel the urge for intimacy with a woman.

  • Esther Baettig
    Esther Baettig 3 gün önce

    Before 1979 the Chinese produced many children, like 8+ was not unusual. Then their children continued. The more the merrier. Just imagine if the government didn't stop it, how the China and the whole world would look like. Many more billions.
    And interesting - now is the time for natural birth control (the puppets don't produce more puppets, or?)

  • Benny Susanto
    Benny Susanto 3 gün önce

    I''m Chinese and its all because of the government previous policy and also because of themselves. They tried to mess up with this nature and they have to pay now. This is all because of their own doing.

    Now, there's nothing they can do about this but to become Shaolin monks and restore the ancient culture and martial arts the Chinese have lost and do something meaningful in this life.

  • draxxus9801
    draxxus9801 3 gün önce

    Take some of these ratchet American women.

  • Huy Nguyen
    Huy Nguyen 3 gün önce

    America should send their men to China. I bet those Chinese women love white men than Chinese men.

  • ALpha Omega
    ALpha Omega 4 gün önce

    I hate China.

    BOBMILIN 4 gün önce

    I know how these guys feel I had an invisible girlfriend and she left me because she said she wanted to see other guys. Kind of ironic you know an invisible woman wanting to see other guys.

  • Bonita Mojica
    Bonita Mojica 4 gün önce

    Maybe if China wasn't a misogynist nation and hadn't aborted all the girls, these chauvinists would have partners. They don't think. NOW they want girls but women are simply commodity to them; Baby machines, punching bags, home cooks, etc. Women are useful. They have no compassion, no love in their hearts. Damn them. Too bad these hateful practices aren't unique to China. The entire world has always looked down upon females. My question is, who are these brainwashed women willing to comply with this? Willing to use their bodies to continue on this toxic society.... it's disgusting and disheartening how degrading it is to be female in this world.

  • Thornton Nguyen
    Thornton Nguyen 5 gün önce

    Very fascinated by the idea that maybe Chinese men will evolve to bear children. Male sea horses do give birth to offsprings

  • Rok mare
    Rok mare 5 gün önce

    So at the end mail order brides are the answer lol.

  • Mike Someone
    Mike Someone 6 gün önce

    laughs in gay

  • Sandesh Basnet
    Sandesh Basnet 1 hafta önce

    Become gay nothings bad about being gay
    At least you won’t have to had sex a doll

  • European Confidence
    European Confidence 1 hafta önce

    This was because of China's one child policy that most parents opted for boys and shunned or killed any girls that were born. You reap what you sow after all. Chinese men will just have to marry a foreign woman if they want a family, otherwise the chinese will die out in many many years to come.

  • Kornilia Richards
    Kornilia Richards 1 hafta önce

    So sad ,in other parts of the world a lot of woman would appreciate Chinese partner.
    I for one find most Chinese guy very cute

  • Alvira Rahman
    Alvira Rahman 1 hafta önce

    Lol. Serves u right. Disgusting nation with their disgusting Culture. Keep killing baby girls 🤝👍

  • Vee Israel
    Vee Israel 1 hafta önce

    This is discussing

  • Mima Djordjevic
    Mima Djordjevic 1 hafta önce

    i am at 4:20 and my blood is BOILING!! Shallow, stupid capitalism men. Not sorry. Male chauvinism.

  • Mima Djordjevic
    Mima Djordjevic 1 hafta önce

    i still can't understand how China is not the biggest gay country in the world??? hahhaha well KARMA. I'm not sorry at all.

  • Sharon Taylor
    Sharon Taylor 1 hafta önce

    If you want to continue the family line, your son has to father children, and that requires a woman. If all families have only sons, it results in a great way to END your family line and the family line of everybody else if nobody has daughters, you dummies. Your family line will die with your son, unless he can find a wife. So your whole family becomes a "dead branch." Congratulations.

  • A_human_Potatoe 19
    A_human_Potatoe 19 1 hafta önce

    My geography teacher accidentally showed us this video and I was the only one who knew they were sex mannequins 😂😂

  • Noluvuyo dlamini
    Noluvuyo dlamini 1 hafta önce

    patriarchy is disgusting!!

  • Sheena Rehema
    Sheena Rehema 1 hafta önce

    did china just realise without women they will become extinct or what? less babies being produced... more men around with no wives or women to give birth and carry on the human race. They clearly didn't think this through. Women are very important in this world, we reproduce and keep the world moving! Without us the entire human race will become extinct. Simple as that. Imagine if tomorrow they said no more women to ever give birth again! Humans will be done in 100 yrs time. Facts

  • Myriam Arturo
    Myriam Arturo 1 hafta önce

    Serves them right

  • Jack Obrein
    Jack Obrein 1 hafta önce

    Is Lue bing sure that the Communist government didn't send her to a camp?
    They are famous for making people disappear.

  • Realms
    Realms 1 hafta önce

    I'm calling right now these fools are going to start cloning women in the future.

  • Alex Murphy
    Alex Murphy 1 hafta önce

    Damn!! And people think American women care about money this is insane. China would be a miserable place to live

  • Philip Game
    Philip Game 1 hafta önce

    I’m surprised they all just don’t become gay

  • Shihad Ahmed
    Shihad Ahmed 1 hafta önce

    The Single Men Can Be Gay.

  • salvatore fancello
    salvatore fancello 1 hafta önce

    Ma misa che siete strani ogniuno fa e dice a modo suo anai anai pro contu bostru non po so ateroso in Sardegna diciamo canta chi Asa bella boche ono dropo l'acqua al sostro molino sapete tirare ma aba e inoi cun saludu aboisateroso

  • Grace
    Grace 1 hafta önce

    So, the rednecks of China caused a massive gender imbalance. Tell them to go f themselves

  • Lyod Knyazh
    Lyod Knyazh 1 hafta önce

    If u devalue feminine force which is the driving force of planet u will be demolished- just saying of rigveda

  • Amit Sharma
    Amit Sharma 1 hafta önce