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July 11, 2008

Chinese men

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I'm not surprised to see this:

http://www.tnr.com/story_print.html?id=06d65840-0997-482e-a84d-b09b61a7b0e5

What baffles me is how (or maybe 'if'?) the Chinese Gov't didn't see this coming.

And the 'if' is the scary part. It wouldn't take much for them to create a HUGE army. That's why I can't help wonder how sincere their efforts to crack down on those "war games" clubs.

I remember in a history class I took once we learned about the middle ages, where, because women could marry above their station but men couldn't, it created an excess of upper class women and lower class men. The upper class women were no problem -- they just became nuns. The problem was the lower class men (and this seems to be the same problem China is facing now; what with the lower class men not able to find wives). The solution back then was to draft them all into a big army for what became the Cruisades. I wonder if China will adopt the same solution.

One other note that wasn't mentioned in the article is that in addition to all that, girls are being exported (so to speak). A friend of mine adopted a girl from China.

Michael

Posted by mlv at July 11, 2008 11:47 AM

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