Dim Sum Diaries
While perusing MSNBC this morning, came across this article:

Societal preference for sons in China results in the "largest, the highest, and the longest" gender imbalance in the world.

...In the last census in 2000, there were nearly 19 million boys more than girls in the 0-15 age group. "We have to act now or the problem will become very serious."

The hint of "serious" problems ahead can be seen in the increasing cases of human trafficking as bachelors try to "purchase" their wives.

China's police have freed more than 42,000 kidnapped women and children from 2001 to 2003...