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Saturday, September 17, 2005
  China grapples with legacy of its ‘missing girls’ - World News - MSNBC.com
China grapples with legacy of its ‘missing girls’ - World News - MSNBC.com: "BEIJING - China is asking where all the girls have gone.

And the sobering answer is that this vast nation, now the world's fastest-growing economy, is confronting a self-perpetuated demographic disaster that some experts describe as 'gendercide' -- the phenomenom caused by millions of families resorting to abortion and infanticide to make sure their one child was a boy.

The age-old bias for boys, combined with China's draconian one-child policy imposed since 1980, has produced what Gu Baochang, a leading Chinese expert on family planning, described as 'the largest, the highest, and the longest' gender imbalance in the world."
 
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