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China Marriage Idea: One Woman, Many Husbands

The Tampa Bay Times is reporting a proposal by a Chinese economics professor to deal with the fallout of the country’s decades’ long One Child policy: allow marriage between one woman and multiple husbands.

Below are some excerpts about Professor Xie Zuoshi’s idea:

By 2020, China will have an estimated 30 million bachelors — called guanggun, or “bare branches.” Birth control policies that since 1979 have limited many families to one child, a cultural preference for boys and the widespread, if illegal, practice of sex-selective abortion have contributed to a gender imbalance that hovers around 117 boys born for every 100 girls.

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