Interesting subject but disappointing article that really just regurgitated obvious statistics.
Looking at the province as a whole is a mistake. It is true that there are concentrations of men such as Hua Gong but in other places, women far outnumber men. In Tian He the numbers are well skewed the other way and try standing outside Shi San Hang at noon.....
This article does nothing to address any of the real questions, those regarding social impact, prostitution and relationship development.
And what about the effect on security for foreigners? There are so many monger business types here that give the rest of us a bad name. How long before there is a backlash, such as the response to the 'Western Sausage' incident in Lan Kwai Fong a few weeks ago?
Also no mention of the 'Sheng Nu' phenomenon. If there are so many excess man, why do these even exist?
How about changing the name from Guangdong to Gaydong.... problem solved !
NAMBLA is probably very excited...
Sheng nu (剩女; shèngnǚ; common translation: "leftover women" or "leftover ladies") is a pejorative term used and made popular by the All-China Women's Federation that classifies women who remain unmarried in their late twenties and beyond. The term is most prominently used in China, including a state sponsored directive and program, but has been used to describe women across Asia, India, and North America. The term has gone on to become the subject of several televisions series, magazine and newspaper articles, and book publications focusing on both the good and bad aspects of the term and surrounding culture. Xu Xiaomin of The China Daily described the sheng nus as “a social force to be reckoned with” while others have argued the term should be taken as a positive to mean "successful women". The slang term, 3S or 3S Women, meaning "single, seventies (1970s), and stuck" has also been used in place of sheng nu. The equivalent term for men, guang gun (光棍) meaning bare branches, is used to refer to men who do not marry and thus do not add 'branches' to the family tree.
nah. 光棍 or guanggun simply means 'bare stick' (or 'rod'?). no such deep meaning related to 'family tree branch'. imagine a man standing there alone, looking like a bare stick with nothing around. isn't it sad? now we have guanggun jie or single's day now, which falls on nov 11th, '11 11', as '1' resembles a bare stick lol.
I'm sure there are still single women in Guangzhou if that's what you're trying to get at...
all this information in China is very wrong! This information is based on the registered people in Guangdong.. and in reality there are so much more people here!
If you look in thiane, most of the positions in the shops, restaurants, bars, massage places are done by girls.. 90% of them are not registered in GZ as they can not do that, as if you would be GZ registered you have certain benefits.
I am sure there are more girl's than guys here.. unless all the guys lock themselves up all day long! But on the other hand I rather look at girls than at guys...