117.7 baby boys born per 100 baby girls in China in 2012

According to the recent data released by the National Population and Family Planning Commission of China, the gender ratio of new born babies in 2012 is 117.7 which means 117.7 baby boys would be born per 100 baby girls.

In general this ratio should range from 103 to 107 as there tends to be a higher mortality rate among the baby boys. The gender imbalance in China had reached the highest 121.2 in 2004 and started to decrease afterwards with strict ban on the gender test in hospitals in China. However the still abnormal gender ratio among the babies not only shows how Chinese people prefer boys but also suggest how much more competitive for a man to get married with fewer women in comparison after two decades.

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