How Ukraine Can Save China From Its Existential Threat (Spoiler Alert: Girls)

Tyler Durden's picture

In China last year, just over 115 boys were born for every 100 girls, and since sonogram technology was introduced to China in the 1980s - allowing families to determine a baby’s gender during the first few months of pregnancy - the gender imbalance in the world's largest economy has grown colossal. However, as Beijing News recently explained, there may be a solution for China's 34 million woman shortfall... Ukrainian women, as "their economy is depressed but beautiful women are running rampant." While Foreign Policy notes that the best destinations for Chinese men to find spouses are Japan and South Korea, there appears to be plenty of fish in the sea, at least outside China. Oh the wonders of Ricardian comparative advantage - Ukraine needs an export business (and produces - from what we have heard - attractive women) and China needs to import 'women' (to fill its massive shortfall). Global economic growth problems, solved...


As Foreign Policy reports,

"Their economy is depressed but beautiful women are running rampant,” the state-run Beijing News reported Jan. 22 in a story suggesting that Ukrainian women could be the solution to China’s woman shortage. The piece, illustrated with charts, bubbles, and cartoon illustrations of lonely Chinese men, was a breezy attempt to make light of China’s missing women and the severe gender imbalance caused by couples aborting female fetuses in favor of boys. So widespread is the practice that it has badly skewed the country’s sex ratio: The global average is around 105 boys born for every 100 girls; but in China last year, just over 115 boys were born for every 100 girls.


The problem has been brewing since sonogram technology was introduced to China in the 1980s, allowing families to determine a baby’s gender during the first few months of pregnancy. Combined with the country’s restrictive family-planning policies — until recently, most urban families were only allowed a single child in order to curtail population growth — and a traditional preference for sons, the newfound ability to practice sex-selective abortion has resulted in one of the world’s highest gender imbalances. The topic flared anew in the public mind after the National Bureau of Statistics announced the latest population figures on Jan. 20, noting that at the end of 2014 China had 701 million men and 667 million women, a shortfall of nearly 34 million women.




China is not alone in these cultural predilections. Indian social scientist Ravinder Kaur wrote in an August 2013 paper that “the common response” in both China and India “when the connection between sex selection and bride shortage is pointed out is that rather than allow daughters to be born, they would resort to importing brides.” Kaur also wrote that bride shortages in China and India can lead to “kidnap marriage,” which includes “deception and enticement” and “luring women for marriage into high sex ratio areas.”


To address the problem, China has resorted to propaganda campaigns extolling the virtues of daughters and offering cash incentives for couples who have them. These measures have spurred more female births, but not enough — China’s gender imbalance is still “the most serious in the world and has lasted for the longest time and affected the largest number of people,” China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission said in a Jan. 21 statement.

Beijing News provided a tongue-in-cheek infographic explaining the problems and potential solutions... (our Chinese is not great but the pictures seemed to speak for themselves)...


Encourage feather-boah tickling parties...?


or marry a Ukrainian woman...


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Be careful though when 'googling' Mail Order Brides - Ukraine...


Because, from what we are told, not all Ukrainian women look like this...


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dreadnaught's picture

but wait! order now and we'll send you TWO Kiev babes-and we will pay the shipping! and thats not all! blah blah blah

Yen Cross's picture

Does anyone like KORN?


MKD's picture

I think this article is bullshit.

first of all i cannot really picture slavic or white women dating chinese men(no disrespect) their is nothing special about them.i know for a fact asian women like white men(maybe because of penis size) but very rare do i see or hear about white women like asian men.only a very small minority do.

secondly the average wage in china is fuck all.the average wage in ukraine is fuck all so why would an ukrainian women move from one shithole to another shithole.

and last of all i know for a fact that nearly every ukrainian wants to leave the ukraine right now because that country is up shit creek.and i believe if anything a ukraine women would sacrifice to live in europe,america and australia where it is christian and white.


Sandmann's picture

Ukrainians try to work in Turkey since the Lire is regarded as a hard currency....but Ukrainian women can get to Germany or UK easily - it just might be white slavers who are taking them



Lea's picture

No way. The Chinese are not imperialists, but that comes at a cost: they are uber-isolationists.

They will want Chinese girl-friends.

Firewood's picture
Firewood (not verified) Feb 1, 2015 7:23 AM

"Hello....the Viktoria Nuland dating can we help phuk up your country with Ukie fascist brides?"

falak pema's picture

Given the audience on this thread I can see ZH has a bright future to reconvert to : purveyor of Ruthenian women to breed Asia's future. It could be the beginnngs of a great reconversion.

If the financial market collapses for lack of an invisible hand, the sex trade can rage on based on the wages of sino-indian gold chains to entice sin-bin-kiev city women.

Gold bugs, your future is assured by taking your margins on the spread of ruthenian brides, eyes wide shut; a beautiful relationship of round eyes and slit thighs.

Coming to think of it, way back when Constantinople became Stambul, it was the way the Ottomans got their Sultanas and the Barbaresque pirates their slave trade to moslem Maghreb, whose sheikhs were avid to rattle n roll with blonde, blue eyed mistresses.

History rhymes in its multi-centennial chimes. 

NoWayJose's picture

One thing is certain - the men in Eastern Ukraine will fight to protect and keep their women, while the men in Western Ukraine would trade their women for either debt servitude or gold-painted bricks.

roadhazard's picture

Somebody was hard pressed for a topic.

Rabbi Blitzstein's picture

Yes! Miscegenation! We want to mix the whites out of existence. Only a white woman can have a white baby. Oy Vey!!  

erk's picture

The reason there are less girls in China is by the parents choice, and does not represent some nonsence existential threat as claimed in the OP, but a simple preference for males over female children, to put it bluntly you don't need more breeders in an already seriously overcrowded society.



css1971's picture

War is much easier.

Cue revolution and civil war in China. Within 15 years.

news printer's picture

China, Ukraine sign currency swap agreement

The central banks of China and Ukraine Tuesday signed a currency swap contract worth 15 billion yuan, or 19 billion hryvnyas ($2.38 billion).

dsty's picture

I knew it!


money follows honey.

Stevious's picture

Trying not to gereralize too much...

Ukraine women have often had very hard lives.  They seem to be fairly mercenary and demanding.

Chinese males often have had a very easy life.  They seem to be very self-centered and demanding, and from what I have seen often treat their women with a certain amount of disdain.

Also, Chinese seem to often be quite discriminating since they, after all, come directly from the Yellow Emperor.

I'm not sure how the typical Ukraine woman or her family acts relative to discrimination.

Overall, this just doesn't seem to be such a good blend to me.

Apologies to those outside of my generalizations.

TeethVillage88s's picture

There was a Russian Program under the USSR to bring men from Cuba, Syria, Middle East to marry Russian Woman. I can't remember the story now.

The Russian women seemed to be very happy in the Marriages.

Russians and Syrians, Allied by History and Related by Marriage By Ellen Barry | The New York Times | Moscow | 02 Jul 2012

cartonero's picture

My parole officer's neighbor's fat Ukrainian grandmother makes $9746 a week on her computer! She puts ads on ZH ...

lordkoos's picture

I'm pretty sure women in the Ukraine wouldn't be happy with a (mainland) Chinese man.  Vast cultural differences insure failure.

Uncle Remus's picture

Perhaps size matters....

CHX's picture

One Ukraine is definately not enough.

Dodge's picture

Jihadists approve.