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China’s one-child policy has created a surplus of single men known as ‘bare branches’

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
n a remote "bachelor village" in Anhui province, rural problems, such as the gender imbalance and lack of job opportunities, have left an unusually high number of men without partners.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.