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Chinese are Short of Wives

Chinese are Short of Wives

It’s a common fact that Chinese are lack of woman to marry now. There are more men. China has more men than women as a result of the one-child policy. Rural Chinese struggle to find wives, and bride-trafficking is big business.

Now, The women were lured by the prospect of holidays or jobs and then sold for up to 50,000 yuan (£5,200).

Police caught the gang after one of the women alerted an officer while travelling on a train in August.

She turned to the policeman for help, according to Xinhua, saying she had been abducted in Myanmar (also known as Burma) and forced to travel to China.

Officers reportedly caught the abductor after he tried to drag the woman away.

Following a three-month investigation, police arrested another 30 suspects allegedly involved in the people smuggling operation.

Because of its one-child policy, China has a large gender imbalance because many families decide to abort or abandon baby girls.

In September, state media reported that police would crack down on websites selling all-male tours to South East Asia where travellers could meet "foreign brides", according to the Reuters news agency.

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