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28 Oct 2015

Economist proposes gay marriage to solve China’s bachelor surplus

Chinese economist and professor Xie Zuoshi has proposed that the country solve its gender imbalance by letting gay men marry, amongst other ideas.

China’s One Child Policy and a cultural preference for male children means there is a surplus of bachelors in the country.

Single men in their prime will still number 30-35 million until 2020, at which time the gender ratio will be severely imbalanced, according to an analyst.

A prominent economist and academic, Xie Zuoshi, has proposed that China allow same-sex marriage to make up for the country’s gender imbalance as some homosexuals take wives to conform to society’s conventions.

Allowing same-sex marriage, Xie says, would take millions of gay men out of the dating pool and free up more wives for heterosexuals.

Xie also suggested that women could take multiple husbands. “If legalised, polyandry would be a perfect solution for satisfying the sexual needs of 30 million single men – which might be one of the key factors contributing to social unrest,” he said.

Xie also proposed that men will have to go abroad to seek wives and that legalizing prostitution would mean that those men who find themselves unable to settle down and start a family can at least satisfy their sexual needs

Reader's Comments

1. 2015-10-29 07:01  
Xie sounds like a right knob. Maybe he will lighten up once he gets some sexy time?
2. 2015-10-29 20:36  
Gay marriage in China would mean more happy people: more happy gay men, less unhappy women in a fake marriage, more happy straight men who can find a woman more easily. Go China! Excellent, professor!
3. 2015-10-29 21:53  
“If legalised, polyandry would be a perfect solution for satisfying the sexual needs of 30 million single men" erm... what about the women? Don't they get a say in who fucks them?

But I like the basic premise of letting the gays be gay and not being forced into loveless heterosexual marriages.
4. 2015-10-29 23:18  
This in one very wise Chinese person. I bet that his government pays him no attention at all. It would help solve the world over population.
5. 2015-10-30 15:19  
Thank goodness they solved this the right way and scrapped the one child policy.
6. 2015-10-30 21:25  
so what about lesbians?
7. 2015-10-31 06:07  
Lesbians should pair up with the gays. It's obvious :)

It's the m2f transgenderds trapped in a woman's body that we should all be worrying about. They don't even have a label!!!!!
8. 2015-10-31 23:17  
Well the real solution is to allow three children policy and just allow gay marriage why complicate things!
9. 2015-11-01 06:33  
Because 20 well brought up and educated provisioned for kids are all superior to 1 unwanted, badly educated state dependant kid.

Gay marriage, in most cases, devalues marriage's intent to protect the rearing and nurturing of kids.

Many humans are very selfish. Gays tend to be more so.
10. 2015-11-01 18:41  
This just goes to show this person's ignorance about homosexuality or rather human sexuality in generally!!! What has legalizing gay marriage got anything to do with Straight people looking for spouse??? Does he thinks that Heterosexual men will turn gay if gay marriage is legalized? That will further enforces the notion that being gay is something that one can chose! and that being gay is a choice!
11. 2015-11-02 06:46  
He's an economist. Another will have the opposite view.
12. 2015-11-04 05:22  
I am sure he was not talking about family culture and the position of one family member whether or not to take spouse to live with and wants to enlive his/her togetherness till one passes away and divorce gets just a new resolution label in either partners. Or to get in just particular stance and shop self-created leased-lines with one or another, just to validate and affirm own choice of relationships.
Comment edited on 2015-11-04 05:22:41

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