In China, marriage-aged men outnumber women by the millions. Experts predict that by 2020, the number of men unable to find wives will reach the population of Texas. Deborah Jian Lee and Sushma Subramanian recently visited a bachelor village where men face the prospect of eternal bachelorhood.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration has decided to channel more than $7.3 million in tax increment financing toward a “bus rapid transit” line downtown, according to transportation and economic-development officials.The money will combine with an announced $24.6 m
American views toward China are often characterized as mistrustful and cautious. NYU economics professor Ann Lee argues, however, that this wary approach often prevents us from drawing important lessons about the way China does things.
The U.S. government and mainstream media often treat China as a threat, taking a negative view of the communist nation's power, influence and role in the global economy. Ann Lee, an economics professor at NYU and the author of What the U.S.
The selective termination of a pregnancy based on gender is on the rise globally. Science has made it easier than ever to detect the sex of a fetus and to determine whether to continue or end a pregnancy. The phenomenon is growing not only in countries like China and India, but also in p
With modern technologies like ultrasounds and pre-natal screenings, it's becoming easier for parents to selectively terminate a pregnancy based on gender. And in countries around the world -- from China to India, Vietnam, Korea, Georgia and Albania -- this form of sex selection is on the rise.