Why, then, are they called ‘The Leftovers’? You will have to listen to author, Roseann Lake, bend your perceptions of modern China as it relates to their demographics in the wake of the newly discarded ‘one child policy’. On the face of it, it may not be clear why there are so many well educated, urbane and urban women in China who are considered over the hill because they haven’t married by the age of 25. With the surplus of men in their society, resulting from the one child policy, it doesn’t compute. She’ll explain. Get ready for a crash course on the role these women will play as the dominant competitor for economic superiority with the United States in the period ahead.
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