China fears too many men

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The Independent Online
PEKING (Reuter) - China has warned that unless families start having more female babies, there will be 70 million bachelors by the end of the century. 'Our proportion of males and females is already out of balance,' moaned the Farmer's Daily. It said 51.45 per cent of China's 1.1 billion people are men; and the percentage of males is increasing in younger age groups. One reason could be China's birth control policies, which limit families to one child - traditionalists are using modern technology to ensure they have a son.