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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  • OneFatKitten
    OneFatKitten Biraz önce

    Me and my friends need some boyfriend over here

  • Divine
    Divine 26 dakika önce

    I pity the Indonesian girl. She was sold and may never see her family ever again.

  • j m
    j m 30 dakika önce

    Chinas overpopulation problem solved lol. I love the chinese culture but this move of having male preference was and is so stupid...

  • TOOhigh2QuiT
    TOOhigh2QuiT 2 saat önce

    This video tried to over complicate the issue in order to make China look bad. most women married up, thats true in general across the world, not just in China. the guys featured in the video are mostly under class "have nots", thats the reason for their difficulties in finding partners.

  • build a dyson sphere now!

    and in japan it is exact opposite people in japan don't want marriage

  • Joe Diaz
    Joe Diaz 4 saat önce

    Poor people ruin everything.

  • Sha B
    Sha B 7 saat önce

    omgsh i feel so bad for Lai

  • Vicky Rose
    Vicky Rose 8 saat önce

    How ironic... The dolls in the boxes represent... All those baby girls that could off been born.

  • Joseph Park
    Joseph Park 8 saat önce

    Americans say, "There are plenty of fish in the sea" unfortunately that isn't true for many men.

  • bob lai
    bob lai 9 saat önce

    Here here look what i got here i bought from indonesia lai and i laied to her ok the whole family live in one house , ill put the sign out if u see it rocking hear it rocking or banging away dont bother knocking hmmm in the morning look at each other as if nothing happened

  • LV Teach Me
    LV Teach Me 9 saat önce

    Buy a doll until you can move to another country and wed a human being.

  • bob lai
    bob lai 9 saat önce

    I dont know man these chinese woman are rude obnoxious messed up teeth and the skin aint much better sad state of affairs

  • Ronald Schultenover
    Ronald Schultenover 9 saat önce

    Marry another man

  • Richard Allen
    Richard Allen 14 saat önce

    Be gay.

  • FAT cat
    FAT cat 15 saat önce

    China 2016: we need to start reducing the population, everyone kill your children(daughters)

    China 2018: “Too many man, too many man. We need more gyals in here!”

  • FAT cat
    FAT cat 15 saat önce

    Chinese women should ditch Chinese men and look beyond the horizon wink wink nudge nudge

  • Lop Kam
    Lop Kam 16 saat önce

    See what happens when you don't treat people equally?

  • TheChristobalgonzale
    TheChristobalgonzale 16 saat önce

    If they wanted population control all they hadto do is what the United States does, poison their people which cigarettes alcohol Oxycontin Etc.

  • gavmild b
    gavmild b 18 saat önce

    China: what son because son is better
    After decades
    China : why no one wants to marry my son ,he has to all the house work,poor boy
    Some part of china : kidnaps woman for their son
    China : homosexuality is not allowed
    Also China :why so many people are single

    But China still wants boy

    This is meant to be a joke

  • Abrams Zahid
    Abrams Zahid 19 saat önce

    This getting really depressing that they really sort into actual rape in mountain

  • Abrams Zahid
    Abrams Zahid 19 saat önce

    When MGTOW isnt a choice, but a must have. I feel quite privileged now but at least it wasnt our fault right?

  • Jerry Crooker
    Jerry Crooker 20 saat önce

    Since China is investing so heavily in Venezuela , why don't the Chinese men go buy Venezuelan brides..Since the women ( and everyone else ) is starving there , I'm sure you could buy them very cheaply ...!!! Just a thought..!!

  • Thomas Christopher White
    Thomas Christopher White 21 saat önce

    "He cannot find a wife; He lives with his parents"

  • ToustSamo
    ToustSamo 22 saat önce

    This happens when the Red plague takes over your country.

  • Light friend
    Light friend 22 saat önce

    Do we live in a fuckn movie or what?

  • C Y D
    C Y D 1 gün önce

    it's interesting to hear that women are seen as better workers and the shortage of them makes the company consider using robots instead of men ... that's not something I was expecting to hear

    DeeVaBae CHRONICLES 1 gün önce

    I guess I'll feel like a queen in China!

  • J
    J 1 gün önce

    Issue: Government shortsighted policy and parents favor boy over girl.
    Comments: "It must be these young man's fault and they get what they deserved hurr durr."

  • Neon Rider
    Neon Rider 1 gün önce

    Way to go Chine...what the F did you think would happen if you kept eliminating one sex?

  • fffthis
    fffthis 1 gün önce

    Aren't the Chinese highly intelligent? How could they not have predicted that this would become a problem? That if they were curing one problem they needed to stem it a certain way? How would they not have established a program to provide so many girls to boys in that ratio? Just curious that more isn't being shared in this documentary.

  • Jay Flaboozy
    Jay Flaboozy 1 gün önce

    oh how the tables have turn

  • Rachel Garber
    Rachel Garber 1 gün önce

    Aww, what a shame, they stopped having girls and now the grown "boys" can't find a wife. Oh the irony

  • lily sing
    lily sing 1 gün önce

    so chinese experts suggested china should start the Polyandry. As a chinese female, I really agree with this suggestion. I want to have 5 husbands, and I will not care about they are farms or not , they are poor or rich, i will do no care at all. btw, their age should be around me. China should be Polyandry! one woman can have several husbands ! Stupid chinese government prefer millions of guys to be alone until die ?

  • CS F
    CS F 1 gün önce

    Guess these guy's parents shouldn't have killed all their daughters, now they have to pay the price. Sad.

  • BattleScar
    BattleScar 1 gün önce

    This is a way globalists want to depopulate the earth and those people fell for their agenda.

  • Karen Gilliland
    Karen Gilliland 1 gün önce

    After killing and aborting female babies by the millions, what did they expect?

  • Lendl Alfred
    Lendl Alfred 1 gün önce

    This Indonesian woman doesn't look happy. She will be missing her family and parents back home and the sad thing is that she may never allow to return home.
    This woman shortage is due to the former one child policy and favouring more boys to girls, because boys will carry on the family name and would be better suited to take care of elderly children. To make matter worse, some Chinese women are getting married to foreign men. Chinese women are in short supply, therefore this situation doesn't make the availability of these women easier. The lesson of the story is girls are just as valuable as boys, stop the abortion of female fetuses.

  • Saqi S
    Saqi S 1 gün önce

    Future generation going to suffer coz of a decision of a few in power

  • dsourn
    dsourn 1 gün önce

    Here I am struggling to fight away women, picking whom is best for me.

  • Mary Kennerley
    Mary Kennerley 1 gün önce

    Chinese parent have always only valued boys, leaving baby girls to die in the street because they want a son. Now China is paying for that, the same thong happened in India were female foetus's are being aborted.